John 10:1-7 NLT

1 "I assure you, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber!
2 For a shepherd enters through the gate.
3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they recognize his voice.
5 They won't follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don't recognize his voice."
6 Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant,
7 so he explained it to them. "I assure you, I am the gate for the sheep," he said.