John 10:1-9 NIV

The Shepherd and His Flock

1 "I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.1

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      2 The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep.2

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          3 The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice.3 He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.4

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            • 3 10:3 - ver 4,5,14,16,27
            • 4 10:3 - ver 4,5,14,16,27
              4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.5

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                  5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."
                  6 Jesus used this figure of speech,6 but they did not understand what he was telling them.7

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                  7 Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am8 the gate9 for the sheep.

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                      8 All who ever came before me10 were thieves and robbers,11 but the sheep did not listen to them.

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                      9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.a He will come in and go out, and find pasture.

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                        • a 10:9 - Or "kept safe"