John 10:17-27 NIV

17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life1--only to take it up again.

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    • 25 10:17 - ver 11,15,18
      18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.2 I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."3

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      19 At these words the Jews were again divided.4

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      20 Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed5 and raving mad.6 Why listen to him?"

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      21 But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon.7 Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"8

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      The Unbelief of the Jews

      22 Then came the Feast of Dedicationa at Jerusalem. It was winter,

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        • b 10:22 - That is, Hanukkah
          23 and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon's Colonnade.9

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          24 The Jews10 gathered around him, saying, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ,b tell us plainly."11

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          25 Jesus answered, "I did tell you,12 but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father's name speak for me,13

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          26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.14

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          27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them,15 and they follow me.16

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