“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”
King James Version (KJV)
10:26 Ye do not believe, because ye are not of my sheep - Because ye do not, will not follow me: because ye are proud, unholy, lovers of praise, lovers of the world, lovers of pleasure, not of God.
10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, &c. - Our Lord still alludes to the discourse he had before this festival. As if he had said, My sheep are they who, Hear my voice by faith; Are known (that is, approved) by me, as loving me; and Follow me, keep my commandments, with a believing, loving heart. And to those who, Truly believe (observe three promises annexed to three conditions) I give eternal life. He does not say, I will, but I give. For he that believeth hath everlasting life. Those whom, I know truly to love me, shall never perish, provided they abide in my love. Those who follow me, neither men nor devils can pluck out of my hand. My Father who hath, by an unchangeable decree, given me all that believe, love, and obey, is greater than all in heaven or earth, and none is able to pluck them out of his hand.
10:30 I and the Father are one - Not by consent of will only, but by unity of power, and consequently of nature. Are - This word confutes Sabellius, proving the plurality of persons: one - This word confutes Arius, proving the unity of nature in God. Never did any prophet before, from the beginning of the world, use any one expression of himself, which could possibly be so interpreted as this and other expressions were, by all that heard our Lord speak. Therefore if he was not God he must have been the vilest of men.
Joh 10:28 I give unto them eternal life. To his sheep. Eternal life means not eternal existence, but eternal bliss. God hath made the soul deathless, but it may exist in banishment from heaven.
And I giue vnto them eternall life, and they shall neuer perish, neither shall any man plucke them out of my hand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)
And I give them eternal life; they will never come to destruction, and no one will ever take them out of my hand.
- Basic English Bible
and I give them life eternal; and they shall never perish, and no one shall seize them out of my hand.
- Darby Bible
And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand.
- Webster's Bible
I give them the Life of the Ages, and they shall never, never perish, nor shall any one wrest them from my hand.
- Weymouth Bible
I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
- World English Bible
And Y yyue to hem euerelastynge lijf, and thei schulen not perische with outen ende, and noon schal rauysche hem fro myn hoond.
- Wycliffe Bible
and life age-during I give to them, and they shall not perish -- to the age, and no one shall pluck them out of my hand;
- Youngs Literal Bible