Day 78

John 10

 

10:1 "Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn't enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

 

10:2 But one who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

 

10:3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.

 

10:4 Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.

 

10:5 They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don't know the voice of strangers."

 

10:6 Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.

 

10:7 Jesus therefore said to them again, "Most certainly, I tell you, I am the sheep's door.

 

10:8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them.

 

10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture.

 

10:10 The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

 

10:11 I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

 

10:12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.

 

10:13 The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and doesn't care for the sheep.

 

10:14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and I'm known by my own;

 

10:15 even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.

 

10:16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold.  I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd.

 

10:17 Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

 

10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."

 

10:19 Therefore a division arose again among the Jews because of these words.

 

10:20 Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?"

 

10:21 Others said, "These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn't possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?"

 

10:22 It was the Feast of the Dedication  at Jerusalem.

 

10:23 It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon's porch.

 

10:24 The Jews therefore came around him and said to him, "How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."

 

10:25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you don't believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, these testify about me.

 

10:26 But you don't believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I told you.

 

10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

 

10:28 I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

 

10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand.

 

10:30 I and the Father are one."

 

10:31 Therefore Jews took up stones again to stone him.

 

10:32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?"

 

10:33 The Jews answered him, "We don't stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy: because you, being a man, make yourself God."

 

10:34 Jesus answered them, "Isn't it written in your law, 'I said, you are gods?”

 

10:35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came and the Scripture can't be broken,

 

10:36 do you say of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You blaspheme,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God?'

 

10:37 If I don't do the works of my Father, don't believe me.

 

10:38 But if I do them, though you don't believe me, believe the works; that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."

 

10:39 They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand.

 

10:40 He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was baptizing at first, and there he stayed.

 

10:41 Many came to him. They said, "John indeed did no sign, but everything that John said about this man is true."

 

10:42 Many believed in him there.

 

III John

 

1:1 The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

 

1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.

 

1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when brothers came and testified about your truth, even as you walk in truth.

 

1:4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.

 

1:5 Beloved, you do a faithful work in whatever you accomplish for those who are brothers and strangers.

 

1:6 They have testified about your love before the assembly. You will do well to send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God,

 

1:7 because for the sake of the Name they went out, taking nothing from the Gentiles.

 

1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

 

1:9 I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn't accept what we say.

 

1:10 Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly.

 

1:11 Beloved, don't imitate that which is evil, but that which is good. He who does good is of God. He who does evil hasn't seen God.

 

1:12 Demetrius has the testimony of all, and of the truth itself; yes, we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.

 

1:13 I had many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write to you with ink and pen;

 

1:14 but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.

 

Jude 1

 

1:1 Jude,  a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:

 

1:2 Mercy to you and peace and love be multiplied.

 

1:3 Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

 

1:4 For there are certain men who crept in secretly, even those who were long ago written about for this condemnation: ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

1:5 Now I desire to remind you, though you already know this, that the Lord, having saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who didn't believe.

 

1:6 Angels who didn't keep their first domain, but deserted their own dwelling place, he has kept in everlasting bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.

 

1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them, having, in the same way as these, given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.

 

1:8 Yet in like manner these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.

 

1:9 But Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil and arguing about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him an abusive condemnation, but said, "May the Lord rebuke you!"

 

1:10 But these speak evil of whatever things they don't know. What they understand naturally, like the creatures without reason, they are destroyed in these things.

 

1:11 Woe to them! For they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in Korah's rebellion.

 

1:12 These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

 

1:13 wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.

 

1:14 About these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones,

 

1:15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

 

1:16 These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons to gain advantage.

 

1:17 But you, beloved, remember the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

1:18 They said to you that "In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts."

 

1:19 These are they who cause divisions, and are sensual, not having the Spirit.

 

1:20 But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.

 

1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

 

1:22 On some have compassion, making a distinction,

 

1:23 and some save, snatching them out of the fire with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh.

 

1:24 Now to him who is able to keep them  from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy,

 

1:25 to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.