John 10:11

“I am the good shepheard: the good shepheard giueth his life for the sheepe.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
- King James Version

"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the good keeper of sheep: the good keeper gives his life for the sheep.
- Basic English Bible

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep:
- Darby Bible

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
- Webster's Bible

I am the Good Shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep.
- Weymouth Bible

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
- World English Bible

I am a good scheepherde; a good scheepherde yyueth his lijf for hise scheep.
- Wycliffe Bible

`I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd his life layeth down for the sheep;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 10:11


Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd. This title, applied to Jehovah in Ps 23:1-6 Eze 34:12, Christ here applies to himself. The mark of the good shepherd is "that he giveth his life for his sheep". In that unsettled country the shepherd had often to defend his flock.

Discussion for John 10

  • Sarah K. M.
    Good, Good. Esv is beater, but.... whatever :) I have to use it for my school
  • Truthseeker
    If Jesus was part of a whole body God, then when he died, it necessitates the whole body to die, and we know among the attributes God, he doesn't die it befits him not to die, so he is either an independent body which negates the doctrine of trinity or he didn't die at all which negates the basis upon which Modern Christianity was built that he died for the salvation of Mankind. Rethink!!!
  • Steve morrow
    **JOHN 10:30 I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE** 1 CORINTHIANS 8:5 for though there be that are called gods whether in heaven or in earth as there be gods many and lords many-8:6-but to us there is but one GOD THE FATHER of whom are all things and we in HIM and one LORD JESUS CHRIST by whom are all things and we by HIM 1 TIM 2:5 for there is one GOD and one mediator between GOD and men the man JESUS CHRIST
  • Margaret

    Yes, and though this can be discouraging, it only serves to confirm the truth of God’s Word, (see 2 Tim 4:3-4) but in verse 5 is the answer. He speaks specifically to Timothy here, but the instruction to all is clear: watch. We are to watch and pray. If something you hear doesn’t ring true, check it; search the scriptures. It is good practice to check out the preacher, even if you you know him.
  • Gonzalo
    Verse 39,...Therefore they sought again to take him:" but he escaped out of their hand", this vanishing of Jesus happened many times in Luke 4:30," But he passing through the mist of them went his way"...This is a great Miracle by GOD, just when Jesus was going to be stoned or apprehended suddenly time was frozen and stood still and he just walk away ,there is no other explanation. a Miracle.
  • Michael Conrad
    And how many who have come after our LORD are also thieves and robbers? This may not be taken well but my only intent is to be truthful. I find that in most of our denominations today we find men who claim to speak truth about Jesus Christ but subtily preach a gospel that does not save but instead only tickles ears. Not that we who are in His word should be surprised because we were warned.

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