The Gospel of John
|10:1||Truly, truly, I say to you, He who does not enter through the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up from somewhere else, he is a thief and a robber;
|10:2||But he who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.|
|10:3||To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.|
|10:4||When he puts forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.|
|10:5||But they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.|
|10:6||This parable Jesus spoke to them, but they did not know what those things meant that He spoke to them.
|10:7||Jesus therefore said to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you that I am the door of the sheep.|
|10:8||All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.|
|10:9||I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved and shall go in and go out and shall find pasture.
|10:10||The thief does not come except to steal and kill and destroy; I have come 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 hireling and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
|10:13||He flees because he is a hireling and it does not matter to him concerning the sheep.|
|10:14||I am the good Shepherd, and I know My own, and My own know Me,|
|10:15||Even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.|
|10:16||And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must lead them also, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be one flock, one Shepherd.|
|10:17||For this reason 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 of Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. This commandment I received from My Father.|
|10:19||A division again took place among the Jews because of these words.|
|10:20||And 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 words of one who is demon possessed. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?|
|10:22||At that time the Feast of the Dedication occurred in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
|10:23||And Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon.|
|10:24||The Jews therefore surrounded Him and said to Him, How long will You hold our soul in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.|
|10:25||Jesus answered them, I told you, and you do not believe. The works which I do in My Father’s name, these testify concerning Me;|
|10:26||But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep.|
|10:27||My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;|
|10:28||And I give to them eternal life, and they shall by no means perish forever, and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.|
|10:29||My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand.|
|10:30||I and the Father are one.|
|10:31||The Jews again took up stones that they might stone Him.|
|10:32||Jesus answered them, I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these works are you stoning Me?|
|10:33||The Jews answered Him, We are not stoning You for a good work, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a man, are making Yourself God.
|10:34||Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, “I said, You are gods”?|
|10:35||If He said they were gods, to whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken,|
|10:36||Do you say of Him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, You are blaspheming, because I said, I am the Son of God?|
|10:37||If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;|
|10:38||But if I do them, even if you do not believe Me, believe the works so that you may come to know and continue to know that the Father is in Me and I am in the Father.|
|10:39||Then they sought again to seize Him, yet He went forth out of their hand.|
|10:40||And He went away again across the Jordan, to the place where John was baptizing at first, and He remained there.
|10:41||And many came to Him and said, John did no sign, but all the things John said concerning this man were true.|
|10:42||And many believed into Him there.|