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Christ is the door and the good shepherd. He and his Father are one.

... [1] Amen, amen I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber. ... [2] But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. ... [3] To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. ... [4] And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. ... [5] But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.

... [6] This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke to them. ... [7] Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. ... [8] All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not. ... [9] I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures. ... [10] The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly.

... [11] I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. ... [12] But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: ... [13] And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. ... [14] I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. ... [15] As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.

... [16] And other sheep I have, that are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd. ... [17] Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. ... [18] No man taketh it away from me: but I lay it down of myself, and I have power to lay it down: and I have power to take it up again. This commandment have I received of my Father. ... [19] A dissension rose again among the Jews for these words. ... [20] And many of them said: He hath a devil, and is mad: why hear you him?

... [21] Others said: These are not the words of one that hath a devil: Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? ... [22] And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: and it was winter. ... [23] And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch. ... [24] The Jews therefore came round about him, and said to him: How long dost thou hold our souls in suspense? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. ... [25] Jesus answered them: I speak to you, and you believe not: the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me.

... [26] But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. ... [27] My sheep hear my voice: and I know them, and they follow me. ... [28] And I give them life everlasting; and they shall not perish for ever, and no man shall pluck them out of my hand. ... [29] That which my Father hath given me, is greater than all: and no one can snatch them out of the hand of my Father. ... [30] I and the Father are one.

[30] "I and the Father are one": That is, one divine nature, but two distinct persons.

... [31] The Jews then took up stones to stone him. ... [32] Jesus answered them: Many good works I have shewed you from my Father; for which of these works do you stone me? ... [33] The Jews answered him: For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, maketh thyself God. ... [34] Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your law: I said you are gods? ... [35] If he called them gods, to whom the word of God was spoken, and the scripture cannot be broken;

... [36] Do you say of him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world: Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am the Son of God? ... [37] If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. ... [38] But if I do, though you will not believe me, believe the works: that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. ... [39] They sought therefore to take him; and he escaped out of their hands. ... [40] And he went again beyond the Jordan, into that place where John was baptizing first; and there he abode.

... [41] And many resorted to him, and they said: John indeed did no sign. ... [42] But all things whatsoever John said of this man, were true. And many believed in him.

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