New Living Translation
The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:10 The thief cometh not but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy - That is, nothing else can be the consequence of a shepherd's coming, who does not enter in by me.
[Footnote: Preached before the Baptist Missionary Society.] 'Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock and one Shepherd.'--JOHN x. 16 (R.V.). There were many strange and bitter lessons in this discourse for the false shepherds, the Pharisees, to whom it was first spoken. But there was not one which would jar more upon their minds, and as they fancied, on their sacredest convictions, than this, that God's flock …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Gifts to the Flock
The Good Shepherd
January the Seventeenth Spiritual Discernment
Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.
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