John 10:1-21 CEBA

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.

I am the gate

7 So Jesus spoke again, “I assure you that I am the gate of the sheep.

References for John 10:7

      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.

      I am the good shepherd

      11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

      References for John 10:11

          12 When the hired hand sees the wolf coming, he leaves the sheep and runs away. That's because he isn't the shepherd; the sheep aren't really his. So the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them.
          13 He's only a hired hand and the sheep don't matter to him.
          14 “I am the good shepherd. I know my own sheep and they know me,
          15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. I give up my life for the sheep.
          16 I have other sheep that don't belong to this sheep pen. I must lead them too. They will listen to my voice and there will be one flock, with one shepherd.
          17 "This is why the Father loves me: I give up my life so that I can take it up again.
          18 No one takes it from me, but I give it up because I want to. I have the right to give it up, and I have the right to take it up again. I received this commandment from my Father."
          19 There was another division among the Jews because of Jesus' words.
          20 Many of them said, "He has a demon and has lost his mind. Why listen to him?"
          21 Others said, "These aren't the words of someone who has a demon. Can a demon heal the eyes of people who are blind?"