John 10

English Standard Version

1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” (Joh 10:12) 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. (Mr 9:32; Joh 9:40) 7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. (Joh 10:9; Joh 14:6; Eph 2:18) 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. (Ps 23:2; Eze 34:14; Joh 5:34) 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (Jer 23:1; Eze 34:3) 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (Isa 40:11; Eze 34:12; Eze 34:23; Eze 37:24; Zec 13:7; Mt 20:28; Mr 10:45; Joh 10:15; Joh 10:17; Joh 15:13; Joh 21:15; Heb 13:20; 1Pe 2:25; 1Pe 5:4; 1Jo 3:16; Re 7:17) 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. (Jer 23:1; Eze 34:2; Zec 11:17; Zec 13:7) 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. (Zec 11:16; 1Pe 5:2) 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, (Na 1:7; Joh 10:4; Joh 10:11; Joh 10:27; 2Ti 2:19) 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. (Mt 11:27; Joh 10:11) 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. (Isa 56:8; Eze 34:11; Eze 34:23; Eze 37:24; Mt 8:11; Joh 5:25; Joh 11:52; Joh 12:32; Joh 17:11; Joh 17:21; Joh 18:37; Ac 28:28; Eph 2:13; 1Pe 2:25) 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. (Isa 53:7; Isa 53:12; Joh 5:20; Joh 10:11; Php 2:9; Heb 2:9) 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” (Mt 26:53; Joh 2:19; Joh 5:30; Joh 10:17; Joh 12:49; Joh 14:31; Joh 15:10; Php 2:7) 19 There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. (Joh 7:43; Joh 9:16) 20 Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?” (Mr 3:21; Joh 7:20) 21 Others said, “These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” (Ex 4:11; Ps 146:8; Joh 9:33) 22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. (Ac 3:11; Ac 5:12) 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” (Mt 26:63; Lu 22:67; Joh 1:41) 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, (Joh 5:36; Joh 5:43; Joh 10:38) 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. (Joh 8:47) 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (Joh 10:14; Joh 10:16) 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. (Joh 6:37; Joh 17:12; Joh 18:9; 1Jo 2:25; 1Jo 5:11) 29 My Father, who has given them to me,[1] is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. (De 32:39; Isa 49:2; Isa 51:16; Joh 6:37; Joh 14:28; Joh 17:2) 30 I and the Father are one.” (Joh 5:19; Joh 14:9; Joh 17:11; Joh 17:22) 31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. (Joh 8:59) 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” (Le 24:16; Mt 9:3; Joh 5:18) 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? (Ps 82:6; Joh 12:34; Joh 15:25; 1Co 14:21) 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— (Mt 5:17; Mt 5:19) 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? (Joh 3:17; Joh 5:17; Joh 6:27; Joh 10:30) 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; (Joh 15:24) 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” (Joh 8:29; Joh 10:25; Joh 14:10; Joh 14:11; Joh 14:20; Joh 17:21; Joh 17:23) 39 Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands. (Joh 7:30; Joh 7:44) 40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. (Joh 1:28) 41 And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” (Joh 1:7; Joh 1:29; Joh 3:27; Joh 5:33) 42 And many believed in him there. (Joh 7:31)