John 10:2-12 NLT

2 But the one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize 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 know his voice.
5 They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”
6 Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant,
7 so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.
8 All who came before me10:8 Some manuscripts do not include before me. were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them.

References for John 10:8

    • 10:8 - Some manuscripts do not include before me.
      9 Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved.10:9 Or will find safety. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.

      References for John 10:9

        • 10:9 - Or will find safety.
          10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
          11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.
          12 A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock.