Bible: John 10:14-21

10:14I am the good shepherd. I 1  know my own 2  and my own know me 10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life 3  for 4  the sheep. 10:16 I have 5  other sheep that do not come from 6  this sheepfold. 7  I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, 8  so that 9  there will be one flock and 10  one shepherd. 10:17 This is why the Father loves me 11 because I lay down my life, 12  so that I may take it back again. 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down 13  of my own free will. 14  I have the authority 15  to lay it down, and I have the authority 16  to take it back again. This commandment 17  I received from my Father.”

10:19 Another sharp division took place among the Jewish people 18  because of these words. 10:20 Many of them were saying, “He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! 19  Why do you listen to him? 10:21 Others said, “These are not the words 20  of someone possessed by a demon. A demon cannot cause the blind to see, 21  can it? 22 

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