John 10:1-5, Inclusive Bible Translation
The truth of the matter is,
whoever doesn’t enter the sheepfold
through the gate
but climbs in some other way
is a thief and a robber.
The one who enters through the gate
is the shepherd of the sheep,
the one for whom the keeper opens the gate.
The sheep know the shepherd’s voice;
the shepherd calls them by name
and leads them out.
Having led them all out of the fold,
the shepherd walks in front of them
and they follow
because they recognize the shepherd’s voice.
They simply won’t follow strangers–
they’ll flee from them
because they don’t recognize the voice of strangers.