14 “I am the good shepherd;(A) I know my sheep(B) and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father(C)—and I lay down my life for the sheep.(D) 16 I have other sheep(E) that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock(F) and one shepherd.(G) 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life(H)—only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.(I) I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”(J)

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