John 10:1-18,22-29

John 10:1 NABRE

“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber.
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John 10:2 NABRE

But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
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John 10:11 NABRE

I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
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John 10:12 NABRE

A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them.
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John 10:13 NABRE

This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep.
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John 10:14 NABRE

I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me
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John 10:15 NABRE

just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep.
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John 10:16 NABRE

I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
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John 10:17 NABRE

This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
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John 10:18 NABRE

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.”
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John 10:22-23 NABRE

The feast of the Dedication was then taking place in Jerusalem. It was winter. And Jesus walked about in the temple area on the Portico of Solomon.
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John 10:24 NABRE

So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
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John 10:3 NABRE

The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
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John 10:25 NABRE

Jesus answered them, “I told you and you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify to me.
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John 10:26 NABRE

But you do not believe, because you are not among my sheep.
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John 10:27 NABRE

My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
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John 10:28 NABRE

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.
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John 10:29 NABRE

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand.
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John 10:4 NABRE

When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice.
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John 10:5 NABRE

But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.”
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John 10:6 NABRE

Although Jesus used this figure of speech, they did not realize what he was trying to tell them.
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John 10:7 NABRE

So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep.
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John 10:8 NABRE

All who came [before me] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
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John 10:9 NABRE

I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.
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John 10:10 NABRE

A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.
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John 10:1-18,22-29

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