John 10:11

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am the good shepheard: the good shepheard giueth his life for the sheepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 10:11

  • MockingBird for verse 11
    I Thank God that Jesus is my shepherd : Sheep are stupid : I do not like to say that of myself but I am a sheep of His pasture : I am in need of Jesus my shepherd : I Thank God that Jesus laid down His life for me that I could have life more abundantly in Jesus Christ my Lord.
  • In Palestine shepherd pens were enclosed pens that had fences made of stone. When night fall came the shepherd in this area would use this pen for protection against predatory animals and livestock theives. There was no gate. The shepherd lay across the opening to sleep. Who or whatever intruded at night would have to walk over the Shepherd. This is what Jesus did he laid down his life for all past,present and future intruding sin that may attack us unaware. All that we have to do is ask for forgiveness- I John 1:9
  • AMEN JAY for verse 11
    THANK YOU OH LORD FOR YOUR UNLIMITED LOVE,THAT HAS AMOUNTED YOU LIFE.WE GLORIFY YOUR NAME FOR EVER AMEN