|“Amen, amen, I say to you, he who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up by another way, he is a thief and a robber.
|But he who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
|To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and he leads them out.
|And when he has sent out his sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
|But they do not follow a stranger; instead they flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”
|Jesus spoke this proverb to them. But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
|Therefore, Jesus spoke to them again: “Amen, amen, I say to you, that I am the door of the sheep.
|All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers, and the sheep did not listen to them.
|I am the door. If anyone has entered through me, he will be saved. And he shall go in and go out, and he shall find pastures.
|The thief does not come, except so that he may steal and slaughter and destroy. I have come so that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.