11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.
12 The hireling [working for a salary] does not own the sheep like the shepherd; so when he sees a wolf coming, he leaves the sheep and flees. Then the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them.
13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling [working for pay], and does not love the sheep.2 [Jesus spoke against preachers who work for money, as did Peter, as did Paul, as did Jude, as does the Old Testament.]
14 I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep, as I am known by my sheep; [There are many who in high, imaginative notions profess to know Jesus; but by the next verse, He is only known by those who know Him as deeply as the Father knows Jesus, which is because the Father is in Him and He is in the Father; they are one.]
|Hebrews 13:8 |
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.