10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life,1 and have it to the full.211"I am3 the good shepherd.4 The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.512The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away.6 Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.13The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.14"I am the good shepherd;7 I know my sheep8 and my sheep know me--15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father9--and I lay down my life for the sheep.1016I have other sheep11 that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock12 and one shepherd.1317The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life14--only to take it up again.18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.15 I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."1619
At these words the Jews were again divided.1720
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed18 and raving mad.19 Why listen to him?"