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John 10:2-12 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 For a shepherd enters through the gate. 2 The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep.
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. 3 The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. 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. 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 They won't follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don't recognize his voice." 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 Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant, 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.
7 so he explained it to them. "I assure you, I am the gate for the sheep," he said. 7 Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.
8 "All others who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. 8 All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
9 Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. Wherever they go, they will find green pastures. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.
10 The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness." 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
12 A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will leave the sheep because they aren't his and he isn't their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.