- Truly I say to you, He who does not go through the door into the place where the sheep are kept, but gets in by some other way, is a thief and an outlaw.
- He who goes in by the door is the keeper of the sheep.
- The porter lets him in;
and the sheep give ear to his voice;
he says over the names of the sheep, and takes them out.
- When he has got them all out, he goes before them, and the sheep go after him, for they have knowledge of his voice.
- They will not go after another who is not their keeper, but will go from him in flight, because his voice is strange to them.
- In this Jesus was teaching them in the form of a story: but what he said was not clear to them.
- So Jesus said again, Truly I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
- All who came before me are thieves and outlaws: but the sheep did not give ear to them.
- I am the door: if any man goes in through me he will have salvation, and will go in and go out, and will get food.
- The thief comes only to take the sheep and to put them to death: he comes for their destruction: I have come so that they may have life and have it in greater measure.
- I am the good keeper of sheep: the good keeper gives his life for the sheep.
- He who is a servant, and not the keeper or the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming and goes in flight, away from the sheep;
and the wolf comes down on them and sends them in all directions:
- Because he is a servant he has no interest in the sheep.
- I am the good keeper;
I have knowledge of my sheep, and they have knowledge of me,
- Even as the Father has knowledge of me and I of the Father;
and I am giving my life for the sheep.
- And I have other sheep which are not of this field: I will be their guide in the same way, and they will give ear to my voice, so there will be one flock and one keeper.
- For this reason am I loved by the Father, because I give up my life so that I may take it again.
- No one takes it away from me;
I give it up of myself.
I have power to give it up, and I have power to take it again.
These orders I have from my Father.
- There was a division again among the Jews because of these words.
- And a number of them said, He has an evil spirit and is out of his mind;
why do you give ear to him?
- Others said, These are not the words of one who has an evil spirit.
Is it possible for an evil spirit to make blind people see?
- Then came the feast of the opening of the Temple in Jerusalem: it was winter;
- And Jesus was walking in the Temple, in Solomon's covered way.
- Then the Jews came round him, saying, how long are you going to keep us in doubt?
If you are the Christ, say so clearly.
- Jesus said in answer, I have said it and you have no belief: the works which I do in my Father's name, these give witness about me.
- But you have no belief because you are not of my sheep.
- My sheep give ear to my voice, and I have knowledge of them, and they come after me:
- And I give them eternal life;
they will never come to destruction, and no one will ever take them out of my hand.
- That which my Father has given to me has more value than all;
and no one is able to take anything out of the Father's hand.
- I and my Father are one.
- Then the Jews took up stones again to send at him.
- Jesus said to them in answer, I have let you see a number of good works from the Father;
for which of those works are you stoning me?
- This was their answer: We are not stoning you for a good work but for evil words;
because being a man you make yourself God.
- In answer, Jesus said, Is there not a saying in your law, I said, You are gods?
- If he said they were gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Writings may not be broken),
- Do you say of him whom the Father made holy and sent into the world, Your words are evil;
because I said, I am God's Son?
- If I am not doing the works of my Father, do not have belief in me;
- But if I am doing them, then have belief in the works even if you have no belief in me;
so that you may see clearly and be certain that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.
- Then again they made an attempt to take him;
but he got away from them.
- And he went again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John first gave baptism;
and he was there for a time.
- And a great number of people came to him, saying, John did no sign: but everything John said of this man was true.
- And a number came to have faith in him there.