John 10:10-11

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
ESV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
NLT
10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
MSG
10 A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
CSB
10 A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance.

John 10:10-11 In-Context

8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them.
9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.
13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

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Cross References 5

  • 1. S John 1:4; John 3:15,16; John 5:40; John 20:31
  • 2. Psalms 65:11; Romans 5:17
  • 3. S John 6:35
  • 4. ver 14; Psalms 23:1; Isaiah 40:11; Eze 34:11-16,23; Matthew 2:6; Luke 12:32; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 7:17
  • 5. ver 15,17,18; John 15:13; 1 John 3:16
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