John 10:7-13

7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them.
9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
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.
12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own 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.
13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

John 10:7-13 In-Context

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.
7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened 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 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.
12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own 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.
13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—
15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.

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Cross References 10

  • 1. S John 6:35
  • 2. ver 9
  • 3. Jeremiah 23:1,2; Ezekiel 34:2
  • 4. ver 1
  • 5. S John 1:4; John 3:15,16; John 5:40; John 20:31
  • 6. Psalms 65:11; Romans 5:17
  • 7. S John 6:35
  • 8. ver 14; Psalms 23:1; Isaiah 40:11; Eze 34:11-16,23; Matthew 2:6; Luke 12:32; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 7:17
  • 9. ver 15,17,18; John 15:13; 1 John 3:16
  • 10. Zechariah 11:16,17

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