"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. (John 10:1)

"But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. (John 10:2)

"To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. (John 10:3)

"When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. (John 10:4)

"A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." (John 10:5)

This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them. (John 10:6)

So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. (John 10:7)

"All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. (John 10:8)

"I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. (John 10:9)

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)

"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. (John 10:11)

"He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. (John 10:12)

"He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. (John 10:13)

"I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, (John 10:14)

even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. (John 10:15)

"I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. (John 10:16)

"For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. (John 10:17)

"No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father." (John 10:18)

A division occurred again among the Jews because of these words. (John 10:19)

Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?" (John 10:20)

Others were saying, "These are not the sayings of one demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?" (John 10:21)

At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; (John 10:22)

it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. (John 10:23)

The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, "How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly." (John 10:24)

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. (John 10:25)

"But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. (John 10:26)

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; (John 10:27)

and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. (John 10:28)

"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. (John 10:29)

"I and the Father are one." (John 10:30)

The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. (John 10:31)

Jesus answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?" (John 10:32)

The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God." (John 10:33)

Jesus answered them, "Has it not been written in your Law, `I SAID, YOU ARE GODS'? (John 10:34)

"If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), (John 10:35)

do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, `You are blaspheming,' because I said, `I am the Son of God'? (John 10:36)

"If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; (John 10:37)

but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father." (John 10:38)

Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp. (John 10:39)

And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He was staying there. (John 10:40)

Many came to Him and were saying, "While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this man was true." (John 10:41)

Many believed in Him there. (John 10:42)


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