The apostle John writing (God speaking via scripture...The
Word), this being a direct quote of Jesus as he answered the Jews at the Temple who were asking Him
to tell them if
He was really the Christ.
Wycliffe Bible of
1384: 25 Jhesus answerde to hem, Y speke to you, and
ye bileuen not; the werkis that Y do in the name of my fadir, beren witnessyng of me.
26 But ye bileuen not, for ye ben
not of my scheep.
27 My scheep heren my vois, and Y
knowe hem, and thei suen me.
28 And Y yyue to hem
euerelastynge lijf, and thei schulen not perische with outen ende, and noon schal rauysche hem fro
29 That thing that my fadir yaf
to me, is more than alle thingis; and no man may rauysche fro my fadris hoond.
30 Y and the fadir ben
King James Bible
of 1611: 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye
believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye
are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I
know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me,
is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are
NAS Bible of
1960: 25 Jesus answered them, " I told you, and you do
not believe; the works that I do in My Father's name, these testify of Me.
26 "But you do not believe
because you are not of My sheep.
27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I
know them, and they follow Me;
28 and I give eternal life to
them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
29 "My Father, who has given them
to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
30 "I and the Father are
1973-78: 25 Jesus answered, "I did tell you, but you
do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father's name speak for me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no
one can snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given
them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one."
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