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

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