New Living Translation
for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father's hand.
King James Bible
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
Darby Bible Translation
My Father who has given them to me is greater than all, and no one can seize out of the hand of my Father.
World English Bible
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand.
Young's Literal Translation
my Father, who hath given to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck out of the hand of my Father;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and c. - Our Lord still alludes to the discourse he had before this festival. As if he had said, My sheep are they who, Hear my voice by faith; Are known (that is, approved) by me, as loving me; and Follow me, keep my commandments, with a believing, loving heart. And to those who, Truly believe (observe three promises annexed to three conditions) I give eternal life. He does not say, I will, but I give. For he that believeth hath everlasting life. Those whom, I know truly to love me, shall never perish, provided they abide in my love. Those who follow me, neither men nor devils can pluck out of my hand. My Father who hath, by an unchangeable decree, given me all that believe, love, and obey, is greater than all in heaven or earth, and none is able to pluck them out of his hand.
[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
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,
The Father and I are one."
Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, who is greater than I am.
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