(From: JOHN #23 - 9:35-10:21)
4. 9:35-41 JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF IN A SITUATION OF JUDGMENT
a. 9:35 JESUS LOOKS UP THE HEALED MAN
Ekou-sen IeSOUS HOti eXEba-lon auTON Exo;
Jesus heard that they had cast him out;
kai heuRON auTON EIpen, Su piSTEUeis eis ton huiON tou anTHROpou?
and found him and said, Do YOU believe unto the Son of :man?
b. 9:36 HE answered and said, And who is he, sir, that I may believe on him?
a-peKRItheeKEInos kai EIpen, Kai TIS es-tin, KUri-e, HIna piSTEUsoeis auTON?
c. 9:37 :Jesus said to him, You have both seen him, and he it is that speaks with you.
EIpen auTO ho IeSOUS, Kai heOra-kas  auTON, kai ho laLON meTA sou eKEI-NOS es-tin.
d. 9:38a. And he said, Lord, I believe. ho de Ephe, PiSTEUo, KUri-e.
e. 9:38b And he worshiped him. kai pro-seKUne-sen auTO.
f. 9:39 DISCRIMINATING EFFECTS OF THE GOSPEL
kai EIpen ho IeSOUS, Eis KRIma  eGO eis ton KOSmon  TOUton ELthon,
And :Jesus said, For judgment I came into this :world,
HIna hoi me BLEpon-tes  BLEpo-sin; kai hoi BLEpon-tes tuphLOI  GEnon-tai.
that who see not may see; and who see may become blind.
g. 9:40 Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, Are WE also blind?
Ekou-san ek ton Pha-riSAIon TAUta hoi met' auTOU ONtes, kai EIpan auTO, Mekai heMEIS tuphLOI es-men?
h. 9:41 JESUS MAKES A CLEAR APPLICATION
EIpen auTOIS ho 'IeSOUS, Ei tuphLOI Ete, ouk an EIche-te ha-marTIan :
:Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin:
nun de LEge-te HOti, BLEpo-men: he ha-marTIa huMON MEnei.
but now you say that, We see: your :sin remains.
5. 10:1-6 PARABLE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
a. 10:1 ONLY THIEVES AND ROBBERS FAIL TO ENTER THE DOOR OF THE SHEEPFOLD
A-MEN, aMEN, LEgo huMIN, ho me ei-serCHOme-nos diA tes THUras  eis ten auLEN ton proBAton,
Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Who enters not by the door into the fold of the sheep,
alLA a-naBAInon al-laCHOthen, eKEInos KLEPtes  esTIN kai leSTES .
but goes up some other way, the same is a thief and robber.
b. 10:2 But who enters by the door is shepherd of the sheep.
ho de ei-serCHOme-nos  diA tes THUras poiMEN  es-tin ton proBAton.
c. 10:3 SHEEP KNOW THE VOICE OF THEIR OWN SHEPHERD
TOUto ho thu-roROS  aNOIgei ; kai ta PROba-ta tes phoNES  auTOU aKOUei:
To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his :voice:
kai ta Idi-a PROba-ta phoNEI kat' Ono-ma, kai eXAgei  auTA.
and he calls his :own sheep by name, and leads them out.
d. 10:4 SHEEP FOLLOW THE VOICE OF THEIR SHEPHERD
HOtan ta Idi-a PANta ekBAle , EMpros-then  auTON poREUe-tai ,
When he has put forth all his :own, he goes before them,
kai ta PROba-ta auTO a-ko-louTHEI : HOti OIda-sin  ten phoNEN auTOU.
and the sheep follow him: for they know his :voice.
e. 10:5 SHEEP FLEE FROM THE VOICE OF STRANGERS
al-loTRIo  de ou me a-ko-louTHEsou-sin , alLA PHEUxon-tai  ap' auTOU:
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him:
HOti ouk OIda-si ton al-loTRIon ten phoNEN.
for they know not the voice of :strangers.
f. 10:6 THE JEWS DID NOT UNDERSTAND THIS PARABLE OF JESUS
TAUten ten pa-roiMIan  EIpen auTOIS ho IeSOUS: eKEInoi de ouk EGno-san
This :proverb spoke :Jesus to them: but THEY understood not
TIna en ha eLAlei auTOIS.
what things they were which he spoke to them.
6. 10:7-18 JESUS EXPLAINS PARABLE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
a. 10:7 :Jesus therefore said again, Amen, Amen, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
EIpen oun PAlin ho IeSOUS, A-MEN, aMEN, LEgo huMIN, eGO ei-mi he THUra ton proBAton.
b. 10:8 All that came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
PANtes HOsoi ELthon pro eMOU KLEPtai  eiSIN kai leSTAI: all' ouk Ekou-san auTON ta PROba-ta.
c. 10:9 SALVATION IS ONLYTHROUGH JESUS THE DOOR
eGO ei-mi he THUra ; di' eMOU eAN tis eiSELthe, soTHEse-tai ,
I am the door; by me if any enter, he shall be saved,
kai ei-seLEUse-tai kai e-xeLEUse-tai, kai noMEN  heuREsei .
and shall go in and go out, and find pasture.
d. 10:10 CONTRAST BETWEEN THIEVES AND JESUS
ho KLEPtes  ouk ERche-tai, ei me HIna KLEpse , kai THUse , kai a-poLEse :
The thief comes not, but to steal, and kill, and destroy:
eGO ELthon HIna zo-EN  Echo-sin, kai pe-risSON  Echo-sin.
I came that they may have life, and may have abundance.
e. 10:11 THE PURPOSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
E-GO ei-mi ho poiMEN  ho kaLOS :
I am the good :shepherd:
ho poiMEN ho kaLOS ten psuCHEN  auTOU TIthe-sin  huPER ton proBAton.
the good :shepherd lays down his :life for the sheep.
f. 10:12-13 THE NATURE OF THE HIRELING
ho mis-thoTOS , kai ouk on poiMEN, hou ouk EStin ta PROba-ta Idi-a,
Who is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not,
the-oREI ton LUkon  erCHOme-non, kai aPHIe-sin  ta PROba-ta, kai PHEUgei 
beholds the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees
(kai ho LUkos harPAzei  auTA, kai skorPIzei ):
(and the wolf snatches them, and scatters):
HOti mis-thoTOS es-tin, kai ou MElei  auTO peRI ton proBAton.
13because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep.
g. 10:14-15 THE KNOWLEDGE THAT EXISTS BETWEEN CHRIST AND HIS SHEEP
eGO ei-mi ho poiMEN ho kaLOS; kai giNOsko ta eMA, kai giNOskouSI me ta eMA,
I am the good :shepherd; and I know :mine, and :mine know me,
kaTHOS giNOskei me ho paTER, ka' 'GO giNOsko ton paTEra;
15even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father;
kai ten psuCHEN mou TIthe-mi huPER ton proBAton.
and I lay down my :life for the sheep.
h. 10:16 GENTILES WILL BE GRAFTED INTO THE ROOT OF ABRAHAM
kai ALla PROba-ta Echo, ha ouk EStin ek tes auLES  TAUtes:
And other sheep I have, which are not of this :fold:
ka' 'KEIna DEI me a-gaGEIN, kai tes phoNES mon aKOUsou-sin;
them also I must bring, and they shall hear my :voice;
kai geNEson-tai MIa POIMne , heis poiMEN .
and they shall become one flock, one shepherd.
i. 10:17 For this the Father loves me, because I lay down my :life, that I take it again.
diA TOU-TO me ho paTER a-gaPA, HOti eGO TIthe-mi ten psuCHEN mou, HIna PAlin LAbo auTEN.
j. 10:18a No one took it away from me, but I lay it down of myself.
ouDEIS Eren auTEN ap' eMOU, all' eGO TIthe-mi auTEN ap' e-mauTOU.
k. 10:18b I have authority to lay it down, and have authority to take it again.
e-xouSIan  Echo THEInai  auTEN, kai e-xouSIan Echo PAlin laBEIN auTEN.
l. 10:18c This :commandment received I from my :Father.
TAUten ten en-toLEN  Ela-bon paRA tou paTROS mou.
7. 10:19-21 ANOTHER DIVISION AMONG JEWS BECAUSE OF THIS
a. 10:19 A division arose again among the Jews because of these :words.
SCHISma  PAlin eGEne-to en tois IouDAIois diA tous LOgous  TOUtous.
b. 10:20 And many of them said, He has a demon, and is mad; why do you hear him?
Ele-gon de polLOI ex auTON, DaiMOni-on  Echei, kai MAIne-tai ; ti auTOU aKOUe-te?
c. 10:21 CHRIST'S MIRACLES CONVINCE SOME THAT CHRIST IS NOT A DEMONIAC
ALloi Ele-gon, TAUta ta 'REma-ta ouk EStin dai-mo-ni-zoMEnou ;
Others said, These are not the saying of a demoniac;
me daiMOni-on DUna-tai tuphLON oph-thalMOUS aNOIxai ?
can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
NOTE: - The Parable of the Good Shepherdhas an up-to-date application for ustoday. Just as the Pharisees proved themselves thieves and robbers by the way they treated the common people as “scum”, Jesus showed Himself as the ultimate contrast from Heaven, as the One who laid down His life for His sheep!
What application can be made of this politically for the U.S.? Well, our Founding Fathers prepared a nation for justice and freedom. Abraham Lincoln the following century spelled out this foundation in the Gettysburg address on November 18, 1863. Here is a comment on this speech two years later, with the speech itself:
On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner commented on what is now considered the most famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called it a “monumental act.” He said Lincoln was mistaken that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” Rather, the Bostonian remarked, “The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the speech.”
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the peopleshall not perish from the earth.
Today, politically speaking, we have a News Media, a President and a Government rapidly destroying this foundation through socialism, a concept diametrically opposed to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. This government trashes the wishes of the people and illegally pushes forward an untested socialistic health-care program, plus other bills that the majority of the people fear - but - like the Pharisees of old, this President and government and Media are determined to push through what is the Pharisaic “hireling” false care of the sheep. As the Pharisees crucified Jesus for coming against their agenda - so thisgovernment is willing to take anymethod to prevail against those they see as enemies.
If one can, by all means retrieve Glenn Beck's TV program of today, Wednesday June 2, 2010. Here he clearly expresses the blatant hypocrisy of the Flotilla that usurped the sovereign right of Israel in defending its little sliver of land, and its small population, against the Muslim land mass, and ten-fold the population. And where does the US today stand with this perversion of justice - seeking to camouflage its humanitarian aid in the face of blatant terrorism? The world, the nations, the United Nations, Turkey and Iran and the Muslim world, unilaterally seek the destruction of Israel, a people God calls the apple of His eye. A perfect nation and people? No - but at the Return of Christ, a Jew after the flesh, He will see Israel born again in a day, to rule the earth through this nation. What Harry Truman did in making the rebirth of this nation possible after 1900 years - the US now has joined the spirit of the world opposing the will of God. Will they succeed? No - a resounding No! - for they are indeed fighting God, just as the Pharisees of Jesus' day. J.A.W.