1 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs
up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep
by name and leads them out.
4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow
him, for they know his voice.
5 Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not
know the voice of strangers.
6 Jesus spoke this parable, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them.
7 Then Jesus said to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out
and find pasture.
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that
they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
11 I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the
wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters
13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
14 I am the Good Shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the
16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must lead, and they
will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one Shepherd.
17 Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.
18 No one takes it 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 precept I have received from My Father.
19 Therefore there was a division again among the Jews because of these words.
20 And many of them said, He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of one who has a demon. A demon is not able to
open the eyes of the blind.
22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch.
24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, How long do You keep us in doubt?
If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My
Father's name, they bear witness concerning Me.
26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never ever perish; neither shall anyone
snatch them out of My hand.
29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one has the power
to snatch them out of My Father's hand.
30 I and the Father are One.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For
which of those works do you stone Me?
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we do not stone You, but for
blasphemy, and because You, being a man, make Yourself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your Law, I said, You are gods.
35 If He called them gods, to whom the Word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be
36 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?
37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;
38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and
believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.
39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
40 And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was immersing
at first, and there He stayed.
41 Then many came to Him and said, John performed no sign, but all the things that
John spoke about this Man were true.
42 And many believed into Him there.