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John 10:9

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

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DOOR – John/Yochanan 10:7, 9:  Lexicon :: Strong’s G2374 – thyra

  1. a door

    1. the vestibule

    2. used of any opening like a door, an entrance, way or passage into

    3. in a parable or metaphor

      1. the door through which sheep go in and out, the name of him who brings salvation to those who follow his guidance

      2. “an open door” is used of the opportunity of doing something
      3. the door of the kingdom of heaven (likened to a palace) denotes the conditions which must be complied with in order to be received into the kingdom of God


he shall be saved – Lexicon :: Strong’s G4982 – sōzō

  1. to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction

    1. one (from injury or peril)

      1. to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health

      2. to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue

    2. to save in the technical biblical sense

      1. negatively

        1. to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment

        2. to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance


pasture – Lexicon :: Strong’s G3542 – nomē

  • pasturage, fodder, food

    1. fig. he shall not want the needful supplies for the true life

John 10:11

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

GOOD SHEPHERD – John/Yochanan 10:11, 14 

GOOD – Lexicon :: Strong’s G2570 – kalos

  1. beautiful, handsome, excellent, eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable

    1. beautiful to look at, shapely, magnificent

    2. good, excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well adapted to its ends

      1. genuine, approved
      2. precious
      3. joined to names of men designated by their office, competent, able, such as one ought to be
      4. praiseworthy, noble
    3. beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life, and hence praiseworthy
      1. morally good, noble
    4. honourable, conferring honour
    5. affecting the mind agreeably, comforting and confirming


SHEPHERD – Lexicon :: Strong’s G4166 – poimēn

  1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd

    1. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow

  2. metaph.

    1. the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church

      1. of the overseers of the Christian assemblies

      2. of kings and princes

        A shepherd in the Near East was responsible for watching out for enemies trying to attack the sheep, defending the sheep from attackers, healing the wounded and sick sheep, finding and saving lost or trapped sheep, loving them, and sharing their lives and to earn their trust.


John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

The WAY, TRUTH, LIFE – John/Yochanan 8:32, 14:6 

WAY – Lexicon :: Strong’s G3598 – hodos [pronounced like – hadas]

  1. properly
    1. a way

      1. a travelled way, road

    2. a travellers way, journey, travelling

  2. metaph.

    1. a course of conduct

    2. a way (i.e. manner) of thinking, feeling, deciding


TRUTH – Lexicon :: Strong’s G225 – alētheia

  1. objectively

    1. what is true in any matter under consideration

      1. truly, in truth, according to truth

      2. of a truth, in reality, in fact, certainly

    2. what is true in things appertaining to God and the duties of man, moral and religious truth

      1. in the greatest latitude
      2. the true notions of God which are open to human reason without his supernatural intervention

    3. the truth as taught in the Christian religion, respecting God and the execution of his purposes through Christ, and respecting the duties of man, opposing alike to the superstitions of the Gentiles and the inventions of the Jews, and the corrupt opinions and precepts of false teachers even among Christians

  2. subjectively

    1. truth as a personal excellence
      1. that candour of mind which is free from affection, pretence, simulation, falsehood, deceit


LIFE – Lexicon :: Strong’s G2222 – zōē

  1. life

    1. the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animate

    2. every living soul

  2. life

    1. of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic “logos” and to Christ in whom the “logos” put on human nature
    2. life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever.


Revelation 3:14

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

AMENRevelation 3:14 [also the ancient word behind “verily” – see John/Yochanan 10:8] Lexicon :: Strong’s G281 – amēn [pronounced “aah-main” – you can hear this pronunciation when you go to the link of the word below]

  1. firm

    1. metaph. faithful

  2. verily, amen

    1. at the beginning of a discourse – surely, truly, of a truth
    2. at the end – so it is, so be it, may it be fulfilled. It was a custom, which passed over from the synagogues to the Christian assemblies, that when he who had read or discoursed, had offered up solemn prayer to God, the others responded Amen, and thus made the substance of what was uttered their own.

      The word “amen” is a most remarkable word. It was transliterated directly from the Hebrew into the Greek of the New Testament, then into Latin and into English and many other languages, so that it is practically a universal word. It has been called the best known word in human speech. The word is directly related — in fact, almost identical — to the Hebrew word for “believe” (amam), or faithful. Thus, it came to mean “sure” or “truly”, an expression of absolute trust and confidence. — HMM