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

  • Irene123
    To Stephanie - Were you talking to me .....? Because you didn't use the "123" - I can't be sure, nor could I find any name of Irene or Irene123 in the back comments of this chapter. If you were I wish I remembered what I said to make you think I don't attend ch. enough,
  • Olga villarreal
    I am puzzled by verse 34 statement "ye are gods"
  • Gdc
    This is truly one of the most prophetic of the scriptures. Jesus gives us light unto the magnificent grace that have been bestowed upon his saints. That we have the power by the Holy Ghost to endure temptation. We hear his voice, we follow him. We have the power to overcome the evil one by faith. Jesus also tells us that he and the father are one as we are one through his life that he laid down.
  • Nontokozo
    verse 38, we must show by the way we live that we accepted Christ. people must see you and believe that Jesus do change lives. we are ambassadors let us present Christ with our work, character, attitude and behaviour.
  • STEPHANIE
    Irene-If you haven't already and if you truly want to go through that door (Jesus Christ), surrender your life to Jesus. Ask him to be your personal Lord and Savior. Be baptized in water. Go to church more. Show more love and compassion as Jesus did. As John 14:6 says, "Jesus is the way, the truth and the life."
  • Tsukwam
    Verse 16: Jesus says - "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd". Now by the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives, for those of us who have received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are commissioned to reach out to the lost all over the world for the salvation of their souls.