Jesus is the good shepherd
(Everyone else is a thief and a robber)

1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

Jesus said,

Whoever enters the sheep pen without going through the door is a thief and a robber.

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

But the shepherd enters through the door.

3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

The sheep hear his voice

and he calls them all by name.

6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

When Jesus said these words,

no one knew what he was talking about.

7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

So Jesus said to them,

I am the door.

8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

All who came before me are thieves and robbers, [1]

but the sheep didn't 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 pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

I'm the door. [2]

Whoever enters through me will be saved.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

12 But he that is an 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 the sheep.

13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

I am the good shepherd,

who gives his life for the sheep.

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

I am the good shepherd.

I know my sheep, and my sheep know me.

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.

I have other sheep, who aren't in this flock. [3]

There will be one flock and one shepherd. [4]

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

My Father loves me because I am dying on purpose, [5]

so that I will live again.

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 of my Father.

No one is taking my life from me.

I am dying willingly.

19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

The Jews disagreed about what Jesus said.

20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

Many said,

He has a devil and is insane. [6]

Why listen to him?

21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

But others said,

These aren't the words of someone possessed by the devil.

Can the devil make blind people see?

Jesus claims to be God (again)

22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.

Jesus went to the temple on the feast of the dedication.

24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

The Jews came to him and said,

How long will you keep us guessing?

Are you the Christ? Answer us directly.

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.

Jesus said,

I told you but you didn't believe me.

The works I do in my Father's name are my witnesses.

26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

But you won't believe, because you're not my sheep.

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

My sheep hear my voice and they follow me.

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

I give them eternal life,

and no one will pluck them out of my hand. [7]

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

My Father gave them to me,

and no one will pluck them out of his hand, either.

30 I and my Father are one.

My Father and I are one. [8]

The Jews try to stone him (again)

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Then the Jews picked up stones to stone him. [9]

32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

Jesus said,

Are you going to stone me for my good works?

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.

The Jews answered,

Not for your good works but for blasphemy.

Because you are a man who claims to be God.

34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

Jesus said,

Isn't it written in your law, "Ye are gods"? [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 in him.

If you can't believe in me, believe in the works that I do.

The Father is in me, and I'm in him. [11]

39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

They tried to arrest him, but he escaped.

40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.

He went across the Jordan, where John the Baptist baptized.

42 And many believed on him there.

And many believed in him there.