New American Standard Bible
"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
King James Bible
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Darby Bible Translation
For I know this, that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock;
World English Bible
For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Young's Literal Translation
for I have known this, that there shall enter in, after my departing, grievous wolves unto you, not sparing the flock,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I know this - By what he had seen in other places; by his knowledge of human nature, and of the dangers to which they were exposed; and by the guidance of inspiration.
After my departure - His presence had been the means of guarding the church, and preserving it from these dangers. Now that the founder and guide of the church was to be removed, they would be exposed to dissensions and dangers.
Grievous wolves - Heavy βαρεῖς bareis, strong, mighty, dangerous wolves - so strong that the feeble flock would not be able to resist them. The term "wolves" is used to denote "the enemies of the flock - false, and hypocritical, and dangerous teachers." Compare Matthew 10:16.
Enter in among you - From abroad; doubtless referring particularly to the Jews, who might be expected to distract and divide them.
Not sparing the flock - Seeking to destroy the church. The Jews would regard it with special hostility, and would seek to destroy it in every way. Probably they would approach them with great professed friendship for them, and expressing a desire only to defend the laws of Moses.
LibraryApril 26 Evening
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?--SONG 6:10. The church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. There appeared a great wonder …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
March 7. "It is More Blessed to Give than to Receive" (Acts xx. 35).
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"Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.
"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;
"Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy.
"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My lambs."
"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
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