John 10:1-42, NLT
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
1“I tell you the truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber!
6Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant,
11“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.
14“I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,
17“The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again.
19When he said these things, the people*10:19 Greek Jewish people; also in 10:24, 31. were again divided in their opinions about him.
Jesus Claims to Be the Son of God
22It was now winter, and Jesus was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication.
25Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father’s name.
31Once again the people picked up stones to kill him.
33They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God.”
39Once again they tried to arrest him, but he got away and left them.