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John 10:1

Jesus as the Good Shepherd

10:1 “I tell you the solemn truth, 1  the one who does not enter the sheepfold 2  by the door, 3  but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.

John 10:7


10:7 So Jesus said to them again, “I tell you the solemn truth, 4  I am the door for the sheep. 5 

1 tn Grk “Truly, truly, I say to you.”

2 sn There was more than one type of sheepfold in use in Palestine in Jesus’ day. The one here seems to be a courtyard in front of a house (the Greek word used for the sheepfold here, αὐλή [aulh] frequently refers to a courtyard), surrounded by a stone wall (often topped with briars for protection).

3 tn Or “entrance.”

4 tn Grk “Truly, truly, I say to you.”

5 tn Or “I am the sheep’s door.”

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