John 10:2-3

2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

John 10:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
ESV
2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
NLT
2 But the one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
MSG
2 The shepherd walks right up to the gate.
CSB
2 The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

John 10:2-3 In-Context

1 “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.
2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
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 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, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 11,14; Mark 6:34
  • 2. ver 4,5,14,16,27
  • 3. ver 4,5,14,16,27
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