10:1 Verily, verily, I say to you, He that entereth not by the
door into the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some other way, the
same is a thief and a robber.
10:2 But he that entereth by the door, is the shepherd of the
10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice:
and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before
them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from
him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
10:6 This parable spoke Jesus to them: but they understood not
what things they were which he spoke to them.
10:7 Then said Jesus to them again, Verily, verily, I say to
you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but
the sheep did not hear them.
10:9 I am the door: by me if any man shall enter he shall be
saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10:10 The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to
destroy: I am come that they may have life, and that they may
have [it] more abundantly.
10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life
for the sheep.
10:12 But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own
the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the
sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth
10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth
not for the sheep.
10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my [sheep], and am known
10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so I know the Father: and I
lay down my life for the sheep.
10:16 And other sheep I have 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.
10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my
life, that I may take it again.
10:18 No man taketh 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 from my Father.
10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for
10:20 And many of them said, He hath a demon, and is insane; why
hear ye him?
10:21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a
demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and
it was winter.
10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
10:24 Then came the Jews around him, and said to him, How long
dost thou make us to doubt? If thou art the Christ, tell us
10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the
works that I did in my Father's name, they testify concerning
10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I
said to you.
10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow
10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never
perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand.
10:29 My Father, who gave [them to] me, is greater than all; and
none is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand.
10:30 I and [my] Father are one.
10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shown you from
my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone
thee not; but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a
man, makest thyself God.
10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I
said, Ye are gods?
10:35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, and
the scripture cannot be broken;
10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent
into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son
10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works:
that ye may know and believe that the Father [is] in me, and I
10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him; but he escaped
from their hand,
10:40 And went again beyond Jordan, into the place where John at
first baptized; and there he abode.
10:41 And many resorted to him, and said, John performed no
miracle; but all things that John spoke of this man were true.
10:42 And many believed on him there.