1] …He that does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way,
he is a thief and a robber.
2] But he that enters in by 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] And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5] And they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him: for they do not know the voice of strangers.
6] Jesus spoke this parable to the Pharisees: but they did not understood the things which he spoke to them.
The Shepherd Explained
7] Then Jesus said to them, I am the door of the sheep.
8] All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9] I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find
10] The thief comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.
11] I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.
12] But he that is a hired hand, and not the shepherd, whose does not own the sheep,
sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and runs away: and the wolf catches the sheep,
and scatters the sheep.
13] The hired hand runs away, because he is an hired hand, and does not care for the sheep.
14] I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15] As the Father knows me, even so do I know the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16] And I have other sheep, 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.
17] Therefore my Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18] No man takes 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.