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.

Discussion for John 10:11

  • MockingBird on John 10:11
    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.
  • Caspar on John 10:11
    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 on John 10:11
    THANK YOU OH LORD FOR YOUR UNLIMITED LOVE,THAT HAS AMOUNTED YOU LIFE.WE GLORIFY YOUR NAME FOR EVER AMEN


 

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