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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus shared a number of eternal truths in the chapter. These include 27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. We are safe in His Hands in this world and in His Kingdom. To be safe and enjoy this privilege, we must continue to stay at the centre of His Will.
  • Insight777
    V34, Genesis 3:5 "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." The Jews were acting like they know good from evil but truth is not in them. Jesus said he is the Son of God and that is truth they deny. The actions of Jesus are righteous and can not be proven otherwise. The Jews were evil rejecting what is good.
  • Irene123
    V. 33 - " ... thou being a man ... "; my question is - they saw His works, they heard Him quote from ALL the Law and Prophets, and they agreed He was unlearned. So, who or 'what' were they looking for to be the Messiah? They also said - never man spake like this man. The reason they didn't believe is because they th'ot a NOW deliverer would come to exit the Romans.
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - A lot of people believe Jesus healed then and He heals today, but that does not mean they 'follow' Him. To follow Jesus you follow Acts 2:38, " ... seek ye first ... ", Matt. 6:33. The Kingdom of Heaven is found in Acts 2:38. That's where a Christian life begins.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 10:16 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 *****JOHN 10:30 I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE***** MARK 10:8 AND THEY TWAIN SHALL BE ONE FLESH SO THEN THEY ARE NO MORE TWAIN BUT ONE FLESH
  • A disciple
    "There is joy in the presence of the angels over one sinner that repents, more than over an hundred which need no repentance." An honest look back on my own way before I was truly converted and saved; I have to say that God protected and guided me countless times, despite myself. The danger and trouble and punishments I incurred was my own doings; but it was God who made me thus, to rebuke my sin!