“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life–only to take it up again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”
I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
The hired hand runs away because he’s working only for the money and doesn’t really care about the sheep.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.”