Bible: John 10:11-18

10:11I am the good 1  shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life 2  for the sheep. 10:12 The hired hand, 3  who is not a shepherd and does not own sheep, sees the wolf coming and abandons 4  the sheep and runs away. 5  So the wolf attacks 6  the sheep and scatters them. 10:13 Because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep, 7  he runs away. 8 

10:14I am the good shepherd. I 9  know my own 10  and my own know me 10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life 11  for 12  the sheep. 10:16 I have 13  other sheep that do not come from 14  this sheepfold. 15  I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, 16  so that 17  there will be one flock and 18  one shepherd. 10:17 This is why the Father loves me 19 because I lay down my life, 20  so that I may take it back again. 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down 21  of my own free will. 22  I have the authority 23  to lay it down, and I have the authority 24  to take it back again. This commandment 25  I received from my Father.”

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