10:1 Verily, verily, I say to you, He that enters not in by the door to the fold of the sheep, but mounts up elsewhere, *he* is a thief and a robber;
10:2 but he that enters in by the door is [the] shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
10:4 When he has put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
10:5 But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.
10:6 This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was [of] which he spoke to them.
10:7 Jesus therefore said again to them, Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8 All whoever came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them.
10:9 I am the door: if any one enter in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and shall go out and shall find pasture.
10:10 The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and might have [it] abundantly.
10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep:
10:12 but he who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf seizes them and scatters the sheep.
10:13 Now he who serves for wages flees because he serves for wages, and is not himself concerned about the sheep.
10:14 I am the good shepherd; and I know those that are mine, and am known of those that are mine,
10:15 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: those also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd.
10:17 On this account the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again.
10:18 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. I have received this commandment of my Father.
10:19 There was a division again among the Jews on account of these words;
10:20 but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him?
10:21 Others said, These sayings are not [those] of one that is possessed by a demon. Can a demon open blind people's eyes?
10:22 Now the feast of the dedication was celebrating at Jerusalem, and it was winter.
10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in the porch of Solomon.
10:24 The Jews therefore surrounded him, and said to him, Until when dost thou hold our soul in suspense? If thou art the Christ, say [so] to us openly.
10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye do not believe. The works which I do in my Father's name, these bear witness concerning me:
10:26 but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep, as I told you.
10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;
10:28 and I give them life eternal; and they shall never perish, and no one shall seize them out of my hand.
10:29 My Father who has given [them] to me is greater than all, and no one can seize out of the hand of my Father.
10:30 I and the Father are one.
10:31 The Jews therefore again took stones that they might stone him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewn you of my Father; for which work of them do ye stone me?
10:33 The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
10:35 If he called *them* gods to whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),
10:36 do ye say of him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am Son of God?
10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not;
10:38 but if I do, even if ye believe not me, believe the works, that ye may know [and believe] that the Father is in me and I in him.
10:39 They sought therefore again to take him; and he went away from out of their hand
10:40 and departed again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptising at the first: and he abode there.
10:41 And many came to him, and said, John did no sign; but all things which John said of this [man] were true.
10:42 And many believed on him there.