13"He flees because he is a hiredhand and is not concernedabout the sheep.14"1I am the goodshepherd, and 2I know My own and My ownknow Me,15even as 3the Fatherknows Me and I know the Father; and 4I laydown My life for the sheep.16"I have5othersheep, which are not of thisfold; I mustbring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become6oneflock with 7oneshepherd.17"For thisreason the Fatherloves Me, because I 8laydown My lifeso that I may take it again.18"9Noone has taken it away from Me, but I 10lay it down on My owninitiative. I haveauthority to lay it down, and I haveauthority to take it up again. 11Thiscommandment I received from My Father."1912A divisionoccurredagainamong the Jewsbecause of thesewords.
20Many of them were saying, "He 13has a demon and 14is insane. Why do you listen to Him?"
21Others were saying, "These are not the sayings of one 15demon-possessed. 16A demoncannotopen the eyes of the blind, can he?"