10:1 Truly I say to you, He who does not go through the door into the place where the sheep are kept, but gets in by some other way, is a thief and an outlaw.
10:2 He who goes in by the door is the keeper of the sheep.
10:3 The porter lets him in; and the sheep give ear to his voice; he says over the names of the sheep, and takes them out.
10:4 When he has got them all out, he goes before them, and the sheep go after him, for they have knowledge of his voice.
10:5 They will not go after another who is not their keeper, but will go from him in flight, because his voice is strange to them.
10:6 In this Jesus was teaching them in the form of a story: but what he said was not clear to them.
10:7 So Jesus said again, Truly I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8 All who came before me are thieves and outlaws: but the sheep did not give ear to them.
10:9 I am the door: if any man goes in through me he will have salvation, and will go in and go out, and will get food.
10:10 The thief comes only to take the sheep and to put them to death: he comes for their destruction: I have come so that they may have life and have it in greater measure.
10:11 I am the good keeper of sheep: the good keeper gives his life for the sheep.
10:12 He who is a servant, and not the keeper or the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming and goes in flight, away from the sheep; and the wolf comes down on them and sends them in all directions:
10:13 Because he is a servant he has no interest in the sheep.
10:14 I am the good keeper; I have knowledge of my sheep, and they have knowledge of me,
10:15 Even as the Father has knowledge of me and I of the Father; and I am giving my life for the sheep.
10:16 And I have other sheep which are not of this field: I will be their guide in the same way, and they will give ear to my voice, so there will be one flock and one keeper.
10:17 For this reason am I loved by the Father, because I give up my life so that I may take it again.
10:18 No one takes it away from me; I give it up of myself. I have power to give it up, and I have power to take it again. These orders I have from my Father.
10:19 There was a division again among the Jews because of these words.
10:20 And a number of them said, He has an evil spirit and is out of his mind; why do you give ear to him?
10:21 Others said, These are not the words of one who has an evil spirit. Is it possible for an evil spirit to make blind people see?
10:22 Then came the feast of the opening of the Temple in Jerusalem: it was winter;
10:23 And Jesus was walking in the Temple, in Solomon's covered way.
10:24 Then the Jews came round him, saying, how long are you going to keep us in doubt? If you are the Christ, say so clearly.
10:25 Jesus said in answer, I have said it and you have no belief: the works which I do in my Father's name, these give witness about me.
10:26 But you have no belief because you are not of my sheep.
10:27 My sheep give ear to my voice, and I have knowledge of them, and they come after me:
10:28 And I give them eternal life; they will never come to destruction, and no one will ever take them out of my hand.
10:29 That which my Father has given to me has more value than all; and no one is able to take anything out of the Father's hand.
10:30 I and my Father are one.
10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to send at him.
10:32 Jesus said to them in answer, I have let you see a number of good works from the Father; for which of those works are you stoning me?
10:33 This was their answer: We are not stoning you for a good work but for evil words; because being a man you make yourself God.
10:34 In answer, Jesus said, Is there not a saying in your law, I said, You are gods?
10:35 If he said they were gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Writings may not be broken),
10:36 Do you say of him whom the Father made holy and sent into the world, Your words are evil; because I said, I am God's Son?
10:37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, do not have belief in me;
10:38 But if I am doing them, then have belief in the works even if you have no belief in me; so that you may see clearly and be certain that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.
10:39 Then again they made an attempt to take him; but he got away from them.
10:40 And he went again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John first gave baptism; and he was there for a time.
10:41 And a great number of people came to him, saying, John did no sign: but everything John said of this man was true.
10:42 And a number came to have faith in him there.