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Parable of the Good Shepherd

1 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is 1a thief and a robber.

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2 "But he who enters by the door is 2a shepherd of the sheep.

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3 "To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear 3his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and 4leads them out.

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4 "When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know 5his voice.

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5 "A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know 6the voice of strangers."

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6 This 7figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.

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7 So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am 8the door of the sheep.

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8 "All who came before Me are 9thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

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9 "10I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go * in and out and find pasture.

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10 "The thief comes only * * to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they 11may have life, and have it abundantly.

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    • a 10:10 - Or "have abundance"
      12 "He who is a hired hand, and not a 14shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

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      13 "He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.
      14 "15I am the good shepherd, and 16I know My own and My own know Me,

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      15 even as 17the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and 18I lay down My life for the sheep.

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      16 "I have 19other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become 20one flock with 21one shepherd.
      17 "For this reason the Father loves Me, because I 22lay down My life so that I may take it again.

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      18 "23No one has taken it away from Me, but I 24lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. 25This commandment I received from My Father."
      19 26A division occurred again among the Jews because of these words.

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      20 Many of them were saying, "He 27has a demon and 28is insane. Why do you listen to Him?"

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      21 Others were saying, "These are not the sayings of one 29demon-possessed. 30A demon cannot * open the eyes of the blind, can he?"

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      Jesus Asserts His Deity

      22 At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem;

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          23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of 31Solomon.

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