10:1 Verily, verily, I say to you, he that enters not through the door into the sheepfold, but goes up by some other way, he is a thief and a robber:
2 but he that enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
4 When he puts forth all of his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice;
5 but a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spoke Jesus to them; but they knew not what things they were that he spoke to them.
7 Jesus therefore said: Verily, verily, I say to you: I am the door of the sheep.
8 All as many as have come are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: through me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief comes not but that he may steal and kill and destroy: I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep:
12 he that is a hireling and not a shepherd, to whom the sheep do not belong, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf seizes and scatters them,
13 because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know mine, and mine know me,
15 as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also must I bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold, one shepherd.
17 For this reason my Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. Authority have I to lay it down, and authority have I to take it again: this commandment I received from my Father.
19 There arose again a division among the Jews because of these words.
20 Therefore many of them said: He has a demon and is mad; why hear him?
21 Others said: These words are not of one that has a demon: can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
22 But the feast of dedication was held in Jerusalem; it was winter;
23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.
24 The Jews therefore came around him and said to him: How long dost thou keep us in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered: I have told you, and you do not believe: the works that I do in my Father’s name, these testify of me;
26 but you believe not, because you are not of my sheep.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me,
28 and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.
29 What the Father has given to me is greater than all, and no one can snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
30 I and the Father are one.
31 Again the Jews took up stones to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them: Many good works have I shown you from the Father; for what one of these do you stone me?
33 The Jews answered him: For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because thou, being man, makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your law, I said: You are gods?
35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken:
36 of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, say you: Thou blasphemest; because I said: I am the Son of God?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not;
38 but if I do, although you believe not me, believe the works, that you may know and acknowledge that the Father is in me and I in the Father.
39 They then sought to take him, and he went forth from their hand.
40 And he went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was first baptizing, and abode there.
41 And many came to him and said: John indeed did no sign, but all things whatever John said of this man were true.
42 And many believed on him there.