Gospel of John
Gospel of John Language and Communication Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." (NRSV 8:12)
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (KJV 8:12)
Talk about seeing things in a new light. Like a little candle shining out in the darkness, Jesus has come to illuminate everything good and true.
Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. (NRSV 10:6)
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. (KJV 10:6)
Classic not-getting-Jesus moment. It seems like all this figurative language is going right over the heads of the people in the crowds.
"I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd." (NRSV 10:14-16)
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. (KJV 10:14-16)
Jesus leads his sheep like a pro, keeping them safe and guiding them on the right path. Not baaaaad. (We couldn't hold back.)