1“Amein, Amein, I say to you, he who does not enter by the gate into the sheepfold, but climbs up from another place, is a thief and a bandit. 2But he who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To this man the gatekeeper opens the gate, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by their names and brings them out. 4And when he has brought out his sheep, he goes before them; and his own sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 5The sheep do not follow a stranger, but they run away from him, because they do not know the voice of a stranger.” 6Yeshua spoke this mashal to them; but they did not understand what He was telling them. 7Yeshua said to them again, “Amein, Amein, I say to you, I am the gate of the sheep. 8All who have come are thieves and bandits, if the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the gate; if any man enters My Way, he shall live, and he shall come in and go out and find pasture. 10A thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that you might have life, and have it abundantly. 11I am the good shepherd; a good shepherd risks his life for the sake of his sheep. 12But the hired person who is not the shepherd and who is not the owner of the sheep, when he sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep and runs away; and the wolf comes and seizes and scatters the sheep. 13The hired person runs away because he is hired and does not care for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd, and I know my own, and my own know me. 15Just as Avi knows me, I also know Avi; and I lay down my life for the sake of the sheep. 16I have other sheep also, which are not of this fold; them too I must bring, and they will hear my voice; and all the sheep will become one flock with one shepherd. 17This is why Avi loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take it up again. 18No man takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own will. Therefore I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. This command I received from Avi.”
19There was again a division among the Yehudim because of these sayings. 20And many of them said, “He is insane and rambles; why do you listen to Him?” 21Others said, “These are not the words of a crazy man. Can a crazy man open the eyes of the blind?”
22It was Khag Khanukah at Yerushalayim, and it was winter. 23And Yeshua was walking in the Heikhal in Shlomo’s porch. 24Then the Y’hudim surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do you vex our soul with uncertainty? If you are the Mashi’akh, tell us openly.” 25Yeshua answered, saying to them, “I have told you, but you do not trust; yet the works which I do in the name of Avi testify of me. 26But you do not trust, because you are not of my sheep, just as I told you. 27My own sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; 28and I give to them Khayei Olam; and they will never perish, and no man will snatch them from my hands. 29For Avi who gave them to me is greater than all; and no man can snatch anything from my Father’s hand. 30I and Avi are unified.” 31Then the Y’hudim again took up stones to stone Him. 32Yeshua said to them, “I have shown you many good works from Avi; for which one of them do you stone me?” 33The Y’hudim said to Him, “It is not because of the good works that we stone you, but because you blaspheme; for while you are only a man, you make yourself Elohim.” 34Yeshua said to them, “Is it not so written in your Torah, “I said, you are elohim [gods]?” 35If he called them gods because the D’var HaElohim was with them, and the scripture cannot be broken, 36why to the one whom HaAv consecrated and sent to the world, do you say, ‘You blaspheme,’ just because I said to you, ‘I am Ben HaElohim.’ 37If I am not doing the works of Avi, do not believe me. 38But if I am doing them, even though you do not trust in me, trust in the works, so that you may know and believe that Avi is in me, and I am in Avi.”
39And they wanted again to seize Him; but He escaped from their hands. 40And He went away to the Yarden crossing, to the place where Yokhanan was, where He first immersed; and He remained there. 41And many men came to Him, saying, “Yokhanan did not perform a single miracle; but everything which Yokhanan said concerning this man is true.” 42And many trusted in Him.
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