AHC B NAB 4th Sunday After Easter - Hebrew Catholics

Association of

Hebrew Catholics

New Zealand Branch


John 10: 11 — 18

Fourth Sunday of Easter     Year B


11    I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life
        for the sheep.

12    A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are
        not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and
        runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them.

13    This is because he works for pay and has no concern for
        the sheep.

14    I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me,

15    just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will
        lay down my life for the sheep.

16    I have other sheep 7 that do not belong to this fold. These
        also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will
        be one flock, one shepherd.

17    This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my
        life in order to take it up again.

18    No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have
        power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. 8 This
        command I have received from my Father.”

7 [16] Other sheep: the Gentiles, possibly a reference to “God’s dispersed children” of ⇒ John 11:52 destined to be gathered into one, or “apostolic Christians” at odds with the community of the beloved disciple.

8 [18] Power to take it up again: contrast the role of the Father as the efficient cause of the resurrection in ⇒ Acts 2:24; ⇒ 4:10; etc.; ⇒ Romans 1:4; ⇒ 4:24. Yet even here is added: This command I have received from my Father.

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