(2) The Shepherd, the Divine Life,
and the Soulish Life --
For the Flock
10 The thief does not come except to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may ahave 1life and may have it abundantly.
11 I am the good aShepherd; the good Shepherd blays down His 1life for the sheep.
12 He who is a hireling and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
13 He flees because he is a hireling and it does not matter to him concerning the sheep.
14 I am the good aShepherd, and bI know My own, and cMy own know Me,
15 Even as the aFather knows Me and I know the Father; and I blay down My life for the sheep.
16 And I have 1aother sheep, which are not of this fold; I must lead them also, and they shall hear My voice, and there shall be 2bone flock, one cShepherd.
17 For this reason the aFather loves Me, because bI lay down My life that I may take it again.
18 No one takes it away from Me, but I alay it down of Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to btake it again. This commandment I received from My Father.
19 aA division again took place among the Jews because of these words.
20 And many of them said, He ahas a demon and is binsane. Why do you listen to Him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of one who is demon possessed. Can a demon aopen the eyes of the blind?