Jesus said, "Whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep and when he walks ahead of the sheep, they follow because they recognize his voice. They will not follow a stranger because they wouldn't recognize his voice."
Jesus said, "I am the good Shepherd." A good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."
Jesus said, "I have other sheep who do not belong in this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock,one Shepherd."
Jesus said "...I lay down my life in order to take it up again."
Jesus said "I have the power to lay it down, and power to take it up again."
Many of the Jews said "He is possessed and out of his mind; why listen to him?"