John 10:1-10


1 I assure you that whoever doesn’t enter into the sheep pen through the gate but climbs over the wall is a thief and an outlaw.  2 The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.  3 The guard at the gate 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 has gathered all of his sheep, he goes before them and they follow him, because they know his voice.  5 They won’t follow a stranger but will run away because they don’t know the stranger’s voice.”  6 Those who heard Jesus use this analogy didn’t understand what he was saying.  7 So Jesus spoke again, “I assure you that I am the gate of the sheep.  8 All who came before me were thieves and outlaws, but the sheep didn’t listen to them.  9 I am the gate.  Whoever enters through me will be saved.  They will come in and go out and find pasture.  10 The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy.  I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.