`Verily, verily, I say to you, He who is not entering through the door to the fold of the sheep, but is going up from another side, that one is a thief and a robber;
and he who is entering through the door is shepherd of the sheep;
to this one the doorkeeper doth open, and the sheep hear his voice, and his own sheep he doth call by name, and doth lead them forth;
and when his own sheep he may put forth, before them he goeth on, and the sheep follow him, because they have known his voice;
and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.'
This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
Jesus said therefore again to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you -- I am the door of the sheep;
all, as many as came before me, are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them;
I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture.
`The thief doth not come, except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly.
`I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd his life layeth down for the sheep;
and the hireling, and not being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, doth behold the wolf coming, and doth leave the sheep, and doth flee; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep;
and the hireling doth flee because he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep.
`I am the good shepherd, and I know my [sheep], and am known by mine,
according as the Father doth know me, and I know the Father, and my life I lay down for the sheep,
and other sheep I have that are not of this fold, these also it behoveth me to bring, and my voice they will hear, and there shall become one flock -- one shepherd.
`Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it;
no one doth take it from me, but I lay it down of myself; authority I have to lay it down, and authority I have again to take it; this command I received from my Father.'
Therefore, again, there came a division among the Jews, because of these words,
and many of them said, `He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?'
others said, `These sayings are not those of a demoniac; is a demon able blind men's eyes to open?'