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

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      18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”

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      19 The Jews who heard these words were again divided.

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      20 Many of them said, “He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?”

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

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      Further Conflict Over Jesus’ Claims

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

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          23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.

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          24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”

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          25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,

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

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

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