John 10:20
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New International Version
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?"

King James Bible
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

Darby Bible Translation
but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him?

World English Bible
Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?"

Young's Literal Translation
and many of them said, 'He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He hath a devil, and is mad - So, then, a demoniac and a madman were not exactly the same in the apprehension of the Jews; no more than the effect is the same with the cause which produces it. Some will have it that, when the Jews told our Lord that he had a demon, they meant no more than that he was deranged; but here these matters are evidently distinguished. They believed him to be possessed by a demon, who deranged his faculties, and that he must have been a wicked man, and a deceiver, thus to be put under the power of such a spirit.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He hath.

John 7:20 The people answered and said, You have a devil: who goes about to kill you?

John 8:48,52 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan, and have a devil...

Matthew 9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils.

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord...

Mark 3:21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Acts 26:24 And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you are beside yourself; much learning does make you mad.

why.

John 7:46-52 The officers answered, Never man spoke like this man...

John 8:47 He that is of God hears God's words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.

John 9:28,29 Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples...

Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living...

Acts 18:14,15 And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O you Jews...

Acts 25:19,20 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive...

Acts 26:30-32 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them...

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February 5 Morning
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.--JOHN 10:10. In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.--She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.--If by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

December 10 Morning
No man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.--JOHN 10:29. I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.--The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom.--We are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Shepherd of Our Souls.
"I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep."--John x. 11. Our Lord here appropriates to Himself the title under which He had been foretold by the Prophets. "David My servant shall be king over them," says Almighty God by the mouth of Ezekiel: "and they all shall have one Shepherd." And in the book of Zechariah, "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, and against the man that is My fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts; smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered."
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 14, "I am the Good Shepherd," Etc. Against the Donatists.
1. We have heard the Lord Jesus setting forth to us the office of a good shepherd. And herein He hath doubtless given us to know, as we may understand it, that there are good shepherds. And yet that the multitude of shepherds might not be understood in a wrong sense; He saith, "I am the good Shepherd." [4124] And wherein He is the good Shepherd, He showeth in the words following; "The good Shepherd," saith He, "layeth down His life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd,
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Cross References
Jeremiah 29:26
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any maniac who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons.

Matthew 11:18
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

Mark 3:21
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

John 7:20
"You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"

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