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Uerily, verily I say vnto you, He that entreth not by ye doore into the sheepefold, but climeth vp some other way, the same is a theefe, and a robber.
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But hee that entreth in by the doore, is the shepherd of the sheepe.
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To him the porter openeth, and the sheepe heare his voyce, and he calleth his owne sheepe by name, and leadeth them out.
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And when he putteth foorth his owne sheepe, he goeth before them, and the sheepe follow him: for they know his voyce.
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And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him, for they know not the voyce of strangers.
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This parable spake Iesus vnto them: but they vnderstood not what things they were which he spake vnto them.
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Then said Iesus vnto them againe, Uerily, verily I say vnto you, I am the doore of the sheepe.
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All that euer came before me, are theeues and robbers: but the sheepe did not heare them.
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I am the doore by me if any man enter in, he shall be saued, and shall goe in and out, and find pasture.
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The theefe commeth not, but for to steale and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might haue life, and that they might haue it more abundantly.
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I am the good shepheard: the good shepheard giueth his life for the sheepe.
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But hee that is an hireling and not the shepheard, whose owne the sheepe are not, seeth the woolfe coming, and leaueth the sheep, and fleeth: and the woolfe catcheth them, and scattereth the sheepe.
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The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, & careth not for the sheepe.
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I am the good shepheard, and know my sheepe, and am knowen of mine.
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As the father knoweth me, euen so know I the father: & I lay downe my life for the sheepe.
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And other sheepe I haue, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall heare my voyce;
and there shall be one fold, and one shepheard.
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Therefore doth my father loue me, because I lay downe my life that I might take it againe.
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No man taketh it from me, but I lay it downe of my selfe: I haue power to lay it downe, and I haue power to take it againe.
This commandement haue I receiued of my father.
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There was a diuision therefore againe among the Iewes for these sayings.
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And many of them said, He hath a deuill, and is mad, why heare ye him?
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Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a deuill.
Can a deuill open the eyes of the blind?
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And it was at Hierusalem the feast of the dedication, & it was winter.
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And Iesus walked in the temple in Solomons porch.
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Then came the Iewes round about him, and said vnto him, How long doest thou make vs to doubt?
If thou be the Christ, tell vs plainely.
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Iesus answered them, I told you, and ye beleeued not: the workes that I doe in my Fathers name, they beare witnesse of me.
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But ye beleeue not, because ye are not of my sheepe, as I said vnto you.
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My sheepe heare my voyce, and I know them, and they follow me.
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And I giue vnto them eternall life, and they shall neuer perish, neither shall any man plucke them out of my hand.
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My father which gaue them me, is greater then all: and no man is able to plucke them out of my fathers hand.
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I and my father are one.
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Then the Iewes tooke vp stones againe to stone him.
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Iesus answered them, Many good workes haue I shewed you from my Father;
for which of those workes doe ye stone me?
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The Iewes answered him, saying, For a good worke we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thy selfe God.
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Iesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?
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If hee called them gods, vnto whom the word of God came, and the Scripture cannot be broken:
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Say ye of him, whom the father hath sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest;
because I said, I am the Sonne of God?
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If I doe not the workes of my Father, beleeue me not.
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But if I doe, though yee beleeue not me, beleeue the works: that ye may know and beleeue that the Father is in me, and I in him.
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Therefore they sought againe to take him: but hee escaped out of their hand,
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And went away againe beyond Iordane, into the place where Iohn at first baptized: and there he abode.
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And many resorted vnto him, and said, Iohn did no miracle: but all things that Iohn spake of this man, were true.
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And many beleeued on him there.