1Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.3To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.4And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.6This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake 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: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.12But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.13The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.14I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.15As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.17Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.18No man taketh 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 have I received of my Father.19There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.20And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?21Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?22And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.23And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.24Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.25Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: 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 any man pluck them out of my hand.29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man 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 shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?33The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that 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;36Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?37If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.38But if I do, though ye believe not 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 hand,40And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.41And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.42And many believed on him there.
22At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter,23and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. (Ac 3:11; Ac 5:12)24So 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)25Jesus 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)26but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. (Joh 8:47)27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (Joh 10:14; Joh 10:16)28I 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)29My Father, who has given them to me, 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)30I and the Father are one.” (Joh 5:19; Joh 14:9; Joh 17:11; Joh 17:22)31The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. (Joh 8:59)32Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?”33The 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)34Jesus 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)35If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— (Mt 5:17; Mt 5:19)36do 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)37If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; (Joh 15:24)38but 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)39Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands. (Joh 7:30; Joh 7:44)40He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. (Joh 1:28)41And 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)42And many believed in him there. (Joh 7:31)