10 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep byname and leads them out.4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.5 Yet they will by no means follow astranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.12 But a[a]hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming andleaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.14 I am the good shepherd; andI know My sheep, andam known by My own.15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father;and I lay down My life for the sheep.16 Andother sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice;and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
17 “Therefore My Fatherloves Me,because I lay down My life that I may take it again.18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. Ihave power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.This command I have received from My Father.”
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