1: "Most assuredly, I tell you, one who doesn't enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2: But one who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3: The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. 4: Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5: They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don't know the voice of strangers." 6: Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them. 7: Jesus therefore said to them again, "Most assuredly, I tell you, I am the sheep's door. 8: All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn't listen to them. 9: I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture. 10: The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. 11: I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12: He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them. 13: The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and doesn't care for the sheep. 14: I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and I'm known by my own; 15: even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep. 16: I have other sheep, which are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd. 17: Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18: No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father." 19: Therefore a division arose again among the Jews because of these words. 20: Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?" 21: Others said, "These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn't possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?" 22: It was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem. 23: It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon's porch. 24: The Jews therefore came around him and said to him, "How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25: Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you don't believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, these testify about me. 26: But you don't believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I told you. 27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28: I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29: My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30: I and the Father are one." 31: Therefore Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32: Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?" 33: The Jews answered him, "We don't stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy: because you, being a man, make yourself God." 34: Jesus answered them, "Isn't it 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 can't be broken), 36: Do you say of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You blaspheme,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God?' 37: If I don't do the works of my Father, don't believe me. 38: But if I do them, though you don't believe me, believe the works; that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father." 39: They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand. 40: He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was at the first baptizing, and there he stayed. 41: Many came to him. They said, "John indeed did no sign, but everything that John said about this man is true." 42: Many believed in him there.