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5 And a stranger will they not follow, 'but will flee from him : for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable? spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers : but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find 'pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the 'good shepherd : the good shepherd givethể his life for the sheep.
proverb. Wi. Co. Cr. Ud. Bi. Rh. Pu. 2 lays down. Ham. *2 Tim. iii. 5: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. Rev. ii. 2: I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars. & See on 1 Tim. ii. 5.
h Rom. v. 1: Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Heb. x. 19: Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.
Ps. xxiii. 1,2: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want: he maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters.
JOHN, i. 16: Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 2 Pet. i. 3,4: According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliners, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises ; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
'Isa. xl. 11: He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he
12 But he that is an " hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and "leaveth the sheep, and fleeth:
shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Ezek. xxxiv. 12, 23: As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. do. xxxvii. 24: David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd : they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. Mic. v.4: He shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God, and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. Heb. xiii. 20: Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep. 1 Pet. ii. 25: Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the shepherd and bishop of your souls. do. v. 4: When the chief shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
m Phil. ii. 21: All seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
n Ezek. xxxiv. 2–6: Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them. Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds ; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd : and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill; yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Zec. xi. 16, 17: I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still : but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. Woe to the idle shepherd that leaveth the flock !
and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. : 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am 'known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and 'I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And 'other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear
my voice; and "there shall be one fold, and vone shepherd
• Acts, xx. 29: I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
p Ver. 27, Ezek. xxxiv. 11: Thus saith the LORD God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. 2 TIM. ii. 19 : Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his.
41 John, v. 20: And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
* Mat. xi. 27 : All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
& John, xv. 13: Greater love hath no man than this, that man lay down his life for his friends.
* Isa. xlix. 6: And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. do. lvi. 8: The LORD God which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
u EZEK. Xxxvii. 22: I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more. Eph. ii. 14: He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us. 1 Pet. ii. 25: The words under ver. 11.
Hos. i. 11: Then shall the children of Judah and the chil
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, w because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but *I lay it down of myself. I have powers to lay it down, and I have power to 'take it again. This commandment have I received of
Father. 19 ( There was a division* therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
20 And many of them said, He hath a "devil, and is mad; why hear ye him ?
21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil 5 d eyes of the blind ? 3 authority. Pu. 4 disscusion. Ma. Cr. Ud. Bi. Rh.
dren of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land.
w Isa. liii. 7, 8, 12: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth.- For the transgression of my people was he stricken. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death. Heb.ii. 9: We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
* Ps. xl. 7: Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me. Phil. ii. 8: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
y John, ii. 19: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will
raise it up.
2 Jorn, vi. 38: For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
10: If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. Acts, ij. 24, 32: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death; because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
a See on John, vii. 12. b See on Mat. ix. 34.
c Exod. iy. ll: And the LORD said unto him, Who made man's mouth, or who maketh the dum