Other Sheep


The Gospel According to St John*

 

Chapter 10

Jesus is the Good Shepherd—He gained power over death from his Father—He promises to visit his other sheep—He proclaims, I am the Son of God.

 1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the asheep.

 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his avoice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and bleadeth them out.

 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they aknow his bvoice.

 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of astrangers.

 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 adoor of the sheep.

 8 All that ever came before me aare 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 asteal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have blife, and that they might have it more cabundantly.

 11 I am the good ashepherd: the good bshepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and aleaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

 13 The ahireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

 14 I am the good ashepherd, and bknow my csheep, and am known of mine.

 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so aknow I the Father: and I lay down my blife for the sheep.

 16 And aother bsheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be cone fold, and one shepherd.

 17 Therefore doth my Father alove me, because I blay down my life, that I might ctake it again.

 18 No man ataketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have bpower to lay it down, and I have cpower to take it again. This commandment have I dreceived of my 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 open the eyes of the blind?

 22 ¶And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s aporch.

 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to adoubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye abelieved not: the bworks that I do in my Father’s cname, they bear witness of me.

 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

 27 My asheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they bfollow me:

 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

 29 My Father, which agave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

 30 I and my Father are aone.

 31 Then the Jews took up astones again to stone him.

 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for ablasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself bGod.

 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are agods?

 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath asanctified, and bsent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the cSon of God?

 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, abelieve the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the bFather is in me, and I in him.

 39 Therefore they asought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

 40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

 41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.

 42 And many believed on him there.

Third NephiThe Book of Nephi the Son of Nephi, Who Was the Son of Helaman

 

Chapter 15

Jesus announces that the law of Moses is fulfilled in him—The Nephites are the other sheep of whom he spoke in Jerusalem—Because of iniquity, the Lord’s people in Jerusalem do not know of the scattered sheep of Israel. About A.D. 34.

 1 And now it came to pass that when Jesus had ended these sayings he cast his eyes round about on the multitude, and said unto them: Behold, ye have heard the things which I ataught before I ascended to my Father; therefore, whoso remembereth these sayings of mine and bdoeth them, him will I craise up at the last day.

 2 And it came to pass that when Jesus had said these words he perceived that there were some among them who marveled, and wondered what he would concerning the law of Moses; for they understood not the saying that aold things had passed away, and that all things had become new.

 3 And he said unto them: Marvel not that I said unto you that old things had passed away, and that all things had become anew.

 4 Behold, I say unto you that the alaw is fulfilled that was given unto Moses.

 5 Behold, aI am he that gave the law, and I am he who covenanted with my people Israel; therefore, the law in me is fulfilled, for I have come to bfulfil the law; therefore it hath an end.

 6 Behold, I do anot destroy the prophets, for as many as have not been fulfilled in me, verily I say unto you, shall all be fulfilled.

 7 And because I said unto you that old things have passed away, I do not destroy that which hath been spoken concerning things which are to come.

 8 For behold, the acovenant which I have made with my people is not all fulfilled; but the law which was given unto Moses hath an end in me.

 9 Behold, I am the alaw, and the blight. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall clive; for unto him that dendureth to the end will I give eternal life.

 10 Behold, I have given unto you the acommandments; therefore keep my commandments. And this is the law and the prophets, for they truly btestified of me.

 11 And now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words, he asaid unto those twelve whom he had chosen:

 12 Ye are my adisciples; and ye are a blight unto this people, who are a remnant of the house of cJoseph.

 13 And behold, this is the aland of your inheritance; and the Father hath given it unto you.

 14 And not at any time hath the Father given me commandment that I should atell it unto your brethren at Jerusalem.

 15 Neither at any time hath the Father given me commandment that I should tell unto them concerning the aother tribes of the house of Israel, whom the Father hath led away out of the land.

 16 This much did the Father acommand me, that I should tell unto them:

 17 That 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 one ashepherd.

 18 And now, because of astiffneckedness and bunbelief they cunderstood not my word; therefore I was commanded to say no more of the dFather concerning this thing unto them.

 19 But, verily, I say unto you that the Father hath commanded me, and I tell it unto you, that ye were aseparated from among them because of their iniquity; therefore it is because of their iniquity that they know not of you.

 20 And verily, I say unto you again that the other tribes hath the Father separated from them; and it is because of their iniquity that they know not of them.

 21 And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: aOther 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 one bshepherd.

 22 And they understood me not, for they supposed it had been the aGentiles; for they understood not that the Gentiles should be bconverted through their preaching.

 23 And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood me not that the aGentiles should not at any time hear my voice—that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the bHoly Ghost.

 24 But behold, ye have both heard amy voice, and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath bgiven me.

 

 

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