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1 X. VERILY, verily, I say to you: He that enters not through the door into the sheepfold, but climbs

up some other way, the same is a thief and a rob2 ber. But he that enters in through the door is the 3 shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter opens,

and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his sheep 4 by name, and leads them out. And when he has put forth all his own, he goes before them; and the 5 sheep follow him, for they know his voice. And a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him; because they know not the voice of strangers. 6 This parable spake Jesus to them; but they understood not what things they were which he spake to them.


Therefore said Jesus to them again: Verily, verily, 8 I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the 9 sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If any

one enter in through me, he shall be saved, and shall ́10 go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes not but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd 12 lays down his life for the sheep. But he that is a

hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees; and the wolf catches them, and scatters 13 the sheep. The hireling flees, because he is a hire

ling, and cares not for the sheep. I am the good 14 shepherd; and I know mine, and am known by mine,

as the Father knows me, and I know the Father ; 15 and I lay down my life for the sheep. sheep I have, which are not of this fold.

And other 16 Them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd. For this the Father 17 loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down 18 of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment I received from my Father.

Again there arose a division among the Jews 19 because of these words. And many of them said: 20 He has a devil, and is mad; why do ye hear him? Others said: These are not the words of one that 21 has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

And it was the feast of the dedication, in Jerusa- 22 lem; and it was winter. And Jesus was walking 23 in the temple, in the porch of Solomon. The Jews 24 therefore came around him, and said to him: How long dost thou hold us in doubt? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly.

Jesus answered them: I told you, and ye believe 25 not. The works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me. But ye believe not; for 26

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27 ye are not of my sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow 28 me; and I give to them eternal life; and they shall

never perish, nor shall any one pluck them out 29 of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to pluck 30 them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father

are one.

31 The Jews therefore took up stones again to stone 32 him. Jesus answered them: Many good works

have I shewed you from my Father; for which of 33 those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered

him For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because thou, being man, makest 34 thyself God. Jesus answered them: Is it not 35 written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came, 36 and the Scripture can not be broken; say ye

of him, whom the Father sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am 37 the Son of God? If I do not the works of my 38 Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye

believe not me, believe the works; that ye may learn and know, that the Father is in me, and I in 39 the Father. Therefore they sought again to seize him; and he went forth, out of their hand.


And he went away again beyond the Jordan, to the place where John was at first immersing; and 41 there he abode. And many came to him, and said :

John indeed wrought no sign; but all things that John spake of this man were true. And many be- 42 lieved on him there.

XI. Now a certain one was sick, Lazarus of 1 Bethany, from the village of Mary and Martha her sister. It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with 2 ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. The sisters therefore 3 sent to him, saying: Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. And Jesus hearing it, said: This 4 sickness is not for death, but for the sake of the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby.


Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and 5 Lazarus. When therefore he heard that he was 6 sick, he then abode two days in the place where he was. Then after this he says to the disciples, Let us go into Judea again. The disciples say to him: 8 Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? Jesus answered: Are 9 there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world. But if any one walk in the 10 night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.

These things said he; and after this he says to 11 them: Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Therefore 12 said his disciples: Lord if he sleep, he will do well.

13 But Jesus had spoken of his death; but they thought 14 that he said it of taking rest in sleep. Then there

fore Jesus said to them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, 16 that ye may believe. But let us go to him. Therefore said Thomas, who is called Didymus, to his fellow disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him.



Having come therefore, Jesus found that he had already been four days in the tomb.

Now Bethany was nigh to Jerusalem, about fif19 teen furlongs off. And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

20 Therefore Martha, when she heard that Jesus is

coming, went and met him; but Mary sat in the 21 house. Then said Martha to Jesus: Lord, if thou 22 hadst been here, my brother had not died. But even now I know that whatever thou shalt ask of 23 God, God will give it thee. Jesus says to her: Thy 24 brother shall rise again. Martha says to him: I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at 25 the last day. Jesus said to her: I am the resurrec

tion, and the life; he that believes on me, though 26 he be dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever lives

and believes on me, shall never die. Believest thou 27 this? She says to him: Yea, Lord; I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who comes 28 into the world. And having said this, she went

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