John 10:18-28 NIV

18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.1 I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."2

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19 At these words the Jews were again divided.3

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20 Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed4 and raving mad.5 Why listen to him?"

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21 But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon.6 Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"7

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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.8

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      24 The Jews9 gathered around him, saying, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ,b tell us plainly."10

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      25 Jesus answered, "I did tell you,11 but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father's name speak for me,12

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      26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.13

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      27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them,14 and they follow me.15

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          28 I give them eternal life,16 and they shall never perish;17 no one can snatch them out of my hand.18

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