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John 10:7

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10:7 So Jesus said to them again, “I tell you the solemn truth, 1  I am the door for the sheep. 2 

John 10:9

Context
10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out, 3  and find pasture. 4 

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

2 tn Or “I am the sheep’s door.”

3 tn Since the Greek phrase εἰσέρχομαι καὶ ἐξέρχομαι (eisercomai kai exercomai, “come in and go out”) is in some places an idiom for living or conducting oneself in relationship to some community (“to live with, to live among” [cf. Acts 1:21; see also Num 27:17; 2 Chr 1:10]), it may well be that Jesus’ words here look forward to the new covenant community of believers. Another significant NT text is Luke 9:4, where both these verbs occur in the context of the safety and security provided by a given household for the disciples. See also BDAG 294 s.v. εἰσέρχομαι 1.b.β.

4 sn That is, pasture land in contrast to cultivated land.



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