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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