John 10:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 10:11

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 for John 10:11

Wesley's Notes for John 10:11


10:9 If any one - As a sheep, enter in by me - Through faith, he shall be safe - From the wolf, and from those murdering shepherds. And shall go in and out - Shall continually attend on the shepherds whom I have sent; and shall find pasture - Food for his soul in all circumstances.

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.

10:12 But the hireling - It is not the bare receiving hire, which denominates a man a hireling: (for the labourer is worthy of his hire; Jesus Christ himself being the Judge: yea, and the Lord hath ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel:) but the loving hire: the loving the hire more than the work: the working for the sake of the hire. He is a hireling, who would not work, were it not for the hire; to whom this is the great (if not only) motive of working. O God! If a man who works only for hire is such a wretch, a mere thief and a robber, what is he who continually takes the hire, and yet does not work at all? The wolf - signifies any enemy who, by force or fraud, attacks the Christian's faith, liberty, or life. So the wolf seizeth and scattereth the flock - He seizeth some, and scattereth the rest; the two ways of hurting the flock of Christ.

10:13 The hireling fleeth because he is a hireling - Because he loves the hire, not the sheep.


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.

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