New American Standard Bible
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
The thief comes not but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.
World English Bible
The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
Young's Literal Translation
The thief doth not come, except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The thief cometh not ... - The thief has no other design in coming but to plunder. So false teachers have no other end in view but to enrich or aggrandize themselves.
I am come that they might have life - See the notes at John 5:24.
Might have it more abundantly - Literally, that they may have abundance, or that which abounds. The word denotes that which is not absolutely essential to life, but which is superadded to make life happy. They shall not merely have life - simple, bare existence - but they shall have all those superadded things which are needful to make that life eminently blessed and happy. It would be vast mercy to keep men merely from annihilation or hell; but Jesus will give them eternal joy, peace, the society of the blessed, and all those exalted means of felicity which are prepared for them in the world of glory.
LibraryMay 11 Evening
My sheep hear my voice.--JOHN 10:27. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, 1 will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled. I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
April 19 Morning
The Good Shepherd
Abbott -- the Divinity in Humanity
and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.
"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
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