John 10:10

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The theefe commeth not, but for to steale and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might haue life, and that they might haue it more abundantly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have {it} abundantly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have `it' abundantly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The thief comes only to take the sheep and to put them to death: he comes for their destruction: I have come so that they may have life and have it in greater measure.
- Basic English Bible

The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and might have [it] abundantly.
- Darby Bible

The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
- Webster's Bible

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy: I have come that they may have Life, and may have it in abundance.
- Weymouth Bible

The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
- World English Bible

A nyyt theef cometh not, but that he stele, sle, and leese; and Y cam, that thei han lijf, and haue more plenteousli.
- Wycliffe Bible

`The thief doth not come, except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 10:10


10:10 The thief cometh not but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy - That is, nothing else can be the consequence of a shepherd's coming, who does not enter in by me.


People's Bible Notes for John 10:10


Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but to steal. All those who enter otherwise than by the door wish to prey upon the flock.

Discussion for John 10:10

  • Uruakpa Anthonia for verse 10
    The devil has three fold ministry which is to steal, kill and destroy the childrn of God. But, thank God for Jesus whose name is above every other name. By His name alone the children of God will have life, not just ordinary life but abundant life
  • Just like David protected his father Jesse sheep 's. Jesus had come to protected his Father 's sheep, that were given to him. No longer to be stolen ,killed and by the destroyer . But enternal life through Our Good Shepherd.
  • I think in john 10 10 Jesus is warning us about satan, and his lies,cause if he can trick us in serving him and not Jesus,he make things look good but he dont let you know about the end, when your life is over.FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD
  • Calisto otieno oriato for verse 10
    This is the verse i was preached to and i got salvation instantly. Amalgamated together with Jeremiah 29 11. Very powerful that every born again christian should crave to read.
  • Kim Mc Donald for verse 10
    I know of the voice of god because the work that he as done for my life is prof. He took me out of the dark and put the light in me and made me a new person that is the God of all things so to know god is to believe in is work and the work is me. thank you father for shining on me and keeping your hand on my life.Amen
  • Bwale Mutanuka for verse 10
    We have to be very careful because the enemy really wants to trap many people and let them go to hell fire so it is vital for us to look up to God for he came to give us abundant life