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10:1 `Verily, verily, I say to you, He who is not entering through the door to the fold of the sheep, but is going up from another side, that one is a thief and a robber;
10:2 and he who is entering through the door is shepherd of the sheep;
10:3 to this one the doorkeeper doth open, and the sheep hear his voice, and his own sheep he doth call by name, and doth lead them forth;
10:4 and when his own sheep he may put forth, before them he goeth on, and the sheep follow him, because they have known his voice;
10:5 and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.'
10:6 This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;
10:7 Jesus said therefore again to them, `Verily, verily, I say to you -- I am the door of the sheep;
10:8 all, as many as came before me, are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them;
10:9 I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture.
10:10 `The thief doth not come, except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and may have `it' abundantly.
10:11 `I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd his life layeth down for the sheep;
10:12 and the hireling, and not being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, doth behold the wolf coming, and doth leave the sheep, and doth flee; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep;
10:13 and the hireling doth flee because he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep.
10:14 `I am the good shepherd, and I know my `sheep', and am known by mine,
10:15 according as the Father doth know me, and I know the Father, and my life I lay down for the sheep,
10:16 and other sheep I have that are not of this fold, these also it behoveth me to bring, and my voice they will hear, and there shall become one flock -- one shepherd.
10:17 `Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it;
10:18 no one doth take it from me, but I lay it down of myself; authority I have to lay it down, and authority I have again to take it; this command I received from my Father.'
10:19 Therefore, again, there came a division among the Jews, because of these words,
10:20 and many of them said, `He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?'
10:21 others said, `These sayings are not those of a demoniac; is a demon able blind men's eyes to open?'
10:22 And the dedication in Jerusalem came, and it was winter,
10:23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the porch of Solomon,
10:24 the Jews, therefore, came round about him, and said to him, `Till when our soul dost thou hold in suspense? if thou art the Christ, tell us freely.'
10:25 Jesus answered them, `I told you, and ye do not believe; the works that I do in the name of my Father, these testify concerning me;
10:26 but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep,
10:27 according as I said to you: My sheep my voice do hear, and I know them, and they follow me,
10:28 and life age-during I give to them, and they shall not perish -- to the age, and no one shall pluck them out of my hand;
10:29 my Father, who hath given to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck out of the hand of my Father;
10:30 I and the Father are one.'
10:31 Therefore, again, did the Jews take up stones that they may stone him;
10:32 Jesus answered them, `Many good works did I shew you from my Father; because of which work of them do ye stone me?'
10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, `For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.'
10:34 Jesus answered them, `Is it not having been written in your law: I said, ye are gods?
10:35 if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,)
10:36 of him whom the Father did sanctify, and send to the world, do ye say -- Thou speakest evil, because I said, Son of God I am?
10:37 if I do not the works of my Father, do not believe me;
10:38 and if I do, even if me ye may not believe, the works believe, that ye may know and may believe that in me `is' the Father, and I in Him.'
10:39 Therefore were they seeking again to seize him, and he went forth out of their hand,
10:40 and went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was at first baptizing, and remained there,
10:41 and many came unto him, and said -- `John, indeed, did no sign, and all things, as many as John said about this one were true;'
10:42 and many did believe in him there.
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