New American Standard Bible
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
King James Bible
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Darby Bible Translation
and I give them life eternal; and they shall never perish, and no one shall seize them out of my hand.
World English Bible
I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Young's Literal Translation
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I give unto them eternal life - See John 5:24.
Shall never perish - To perish here means to be destroyed, or to be punished in hell. Matthew 10:28; "which is able to destroy (the same word) both soul and body in hell." Matthew 18:14; "it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish." John 3:15; "that whosoever believeth in him should not perish" Romans 2:12; They who have sinned without law shall also perish without law" John 17:12; 1 Corinthians 1:18. In all these places the word refers to future punishment, and the declaration of the Saviour is that his followers, his true disciples, shall never be cast away. The original is expressed with remarkable strength: "They shall not be destroyed forever." Syriac: "They shall not perish to eternity." This is spoken of all Christians - that is, of all who ever possess the character of true followers of Christ, and who can be called his flock.
Shall any - The word "any" refers to any power that might attempt it. It will apply either to men or to devils. It is an affirmation that no man, however eloquent in error, or persuasive in infidelity, or cunning: in argument, or mighty in rank; and that no devil with all his malice, power, cunning, or allurements, shall be able to pluck them from his hand,
Pluck them - In the original to rob; to seize and bear away as a robber does his prey. Jesus holds them so secure and so certainly that no foe can surprise him as a robber does, or overcome him by force.
My hand - The hand is that by which we hold or secure an object. It means that Jesus has them safely in his own care and keeping. Compare Romans 8:38-39.
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
"I, the LORD, am its keeper; I water it every moment. So that no one will damage it, I guard it night and day.
"I will also raise up shepherds over them and they will tend them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor be terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the LORD.
"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
"All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.
"This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.
"My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life.
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