:B:1 Truly, I say to you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 But the shepherd of the sheep enters by the gate. 3 The keeper opens the gate to him and the sheep hear his voice
6 Jesus used this comparison, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
7 So Jesus said, Truly, I say to you, I am the gate of the sheep. 8 All who came were thieves and robbers, and the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved
10 The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness.
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. 12 Not so the hired hand or any other person who is not the shepherd and to whom the sheep do not belong. They abandon the sheep as soon as they see the wolf coming
14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 as the Father knows me and I know the Father. Because of this I give my life for my sheep.
16 I have other sheep that are not of this fold. These I have to lead as well, and they shall listen to my voice. Then there will be one flock since there is one Shepherd.
17 The Father loves me because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down freely. It is mine to lay down and to take up again: this mission I received from my Father.
19 Because of these words, the Jews were divided again. 20 Many of them said, He has a demon and is out of his mind. Why listen to him? 21 But others said, One possessed doesnt speak in this way. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
Jesus claims to be the Son of God
22 The time came for the feast of the Dedication. It was winter 23 and Jesus walked back and forth in the portico of Solomon. 24 The Jews then gathered around him and said to him, How long will you keep us in doubt? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered, I have already told you but you do not believe. 26 The works I do in my Fathers name proclaim who I am, but you dont believe because, as I said, you are not my sheep.
27 My sheep hear my voice and I know them
31 The Jews then picked up stones to throw at him
33 The Jews answered, We are not stoning you for doing a good work but for insulting God
34 Then Jesus replied, Is this not written in your Law: I said: you are gods? 35 So those who received this word of God were called gods and the Scripture is always true. 36 Then what should be said of the one anointed and sent into the world by the Father? Am I insulting God when I say: I am the Son of God?
37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, do not believe me. 38 But if I do them, even if you have no faith in me, believe because of the works I do, and know that the Father is in me and I in the Father.
39 Again they tried to arrest him, but Jesus escaped from their hands. 40 He went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John had bap tized, and there he stayed.
41 Many people came to him and said, John showed no miraculous signs, but he spoke of this man and ev erything he said was true. 42 And many became believers in that place.