St. John 10
1Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.2But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.3To him the porter opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.4And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.5And they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.6Jesus spoke this parable unto them, but they did not understand what it was that he spoke unto them.7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I AM the door of the sheep.8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.9I AM the door; whosoever enters in by me shall be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture.10The thief comes not but for to steal and to kill and to destroy the sheep; I am come that they might have life and that they might have it in abundance.11I AM the good shepherd; the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.12But the hireling, who is not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep.13The hireling flees because he is a hireling, and the sheep do not belong to him.14I AM the good shepherd, and know my sheep and am known of mine.15As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father, and I lay down my soul for the sheep.16And I have other sheep which are not of this fold; it is expedient that I bring them also, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.17Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my soul that I might take it again.18No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment I have received of my Father.
19There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these words.20And many of them said, He has a demon and is beside himself; why do ye hear him?21Others said, These are not the words of him that has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
22And they celebrated the dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.23And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.24Then the Jews came round about him and said unto him, Until when wilt thou hold our soul in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly.25Jesus answered them, I have told you, and ye do not believe; the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.26But ye believe not because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;28and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone pluck them out of my hand.29My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.30I and my Father are one.31Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.32Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?33The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we do not stone thee, but for blasphemy; and because thou, being a man, makest thyself God.34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?35If he called them gods unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),36do ye say of him whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am the Son of God?37If I do not do the works of my Father, do not believe me.38But if I do, though ye do not believe me, believe the works that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in him.
39Therefore they sought again to take him, but he escaped out of their hand40and went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized, and there he abode.41And many came unto him and said, John certainly did no sign, but all the things that John spoke of this man were true.42And many believed in him there.