John 10:1-10

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.
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.
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