10 Verily, verily I say unto you:—He that entereth not through the door into the fold of the sheep But goeth up from another place That man is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth through the door is shepherd of the sheep:
3 To him the porter openeth, And the sheep unto his voice hearken: And his own sheep he calleth by name and leadeth them forth.
4 As soon as all his own he hath put forth Before them he moveth on, And the sheep follow him because they know his voice;
5 But a stranger will they in nowise follow but will flee from him, Because they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This similitude spake Jesus unto them; but those men understood not what the things were which he was speaking unto them.
7 Jesus therefore said again—Verily, verily I say unto you:—I am the door of the sheep:
8 All as many as came before me are thieves and robbers; But the sheep hearkened not unto them.
9 I am the door: Through me if anyone enter He shall be saved, And shall come in and go out and pasture shall find.
10 The thief cometh not Save that he may thieve and slay and destroy: I came That life they might have, And above measure might have.
11 I am the good shepherd: The good shepherd his life layeth down for the sheep.
12 The hireling Even because he is no shepherd, Whose own the sheep are not Vieweth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and fleeth,—And the wolf seizeth them and scattereth,—
13 Because a hireling he is and hath no care for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd And know my own, And my own know me,—
15 Just as the Father knoweth me, And I know the Father; And my life I lay down for the sheep.
16 And other sheep have I which are not of this fold: Those also I must needs bring, And unto my voice will they hearken, And there shall come to be One flock One shepherd.
17 Therefore doth the Father love me, Because I lay down my life That again I may receive it:—
18 No one forced it from me, But I lay it down of myself,—Authority have I to lay it down, And authority have I again to receive it: This commandment received I from my Father.
19 A division again took place among the Jews because of these words.
20 But many from among them were saying—A demon he hath and is raving,—Why unto him do ye hearken?
21 Others said—These sayings are not those of one demonized,—Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
22 The feast of dedication took place at that time in Jerusalem: it was winter,
23 and Jesus was walking in the temple in the porch of Solomon.
24 The Jews therefore surrounded him, and were saying unto him—How long holdest thou our lives in suspense? If thou art the Christ tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them—I told you and ye believe not: The works which I am doing in the name of my Father The same bear witness concerning me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep.
27 My sheep unto my voice hearken,—And I know them And they follow me,—
28 And I give unto them life age-abiding, And in nowise shall they perish unto times age-abiding; And no one shall carry them off out of my hand.
29 What my Father hath given me is something greater than all, And no one can carry off out of the hand of my Father:—
30 I and the Father are one.
31 The Jews again lifted up stones that they might stone him.
32 Jesus answered them—Many works have I showed you, noble ones, from my Father: For which of those works are ye stoning me?
33 The Jews answered him—Concerning a noble work are we not stoning thee; But concerning profane speech,—And because thou being a man art making thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them—Is it not written in your law: I said Ye are gods?
35 If those he called gods unto whom the word of God came—And the Scripture cannot be broken—
36 Of him whom the Father hallowed and sent forth into the world are ye saying—Thou speakest profanely, Because I said Son of God I am?
37 If I am not doing the works of my Father do not believe in me;
38 But if I am doing them Even though in me ye believe not In the works believe,—That ye may get to know and go on to know, That the Father is in me And I am in the Father.
39 They were [therefore] again seeking to take him; and he went forth out of their hand.
40 And he went away again beyond the Jordan, unto the place where John was at the first immersing; and he abode there.
41 And many came unto him, and were saying—John indeed did not so much as one sign; But all things whatsoever John said concerning this one were true.
42 And many believed on him there.