New International Version
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
King James Bible
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Darby Bible Translation
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep:
World English Bible
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Young's Literal Translation
'I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd his life layeth down for the sheep;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am the good shepherd - Whose character is the very reverse of that which has already been described. In John 10:7, John 10:9, our Lord had called himself the door of the sheep, as being the sole way to glory, and entrance into eternal life; here he changes the thought, and calls himself the shepherd, because of what he was to do for them that believe in him, in order to prepare them for eternal glory.
Giveth his life for the sheep - That is, gives up his soul as a sacrifice to save them from eternal death.
Some will have the phrase here only to mean hazarding his life in order to protect others; but the 15th, 17th, and 18th verses, as well as the whole tenor of the new covenant, sufficiently prove that the first sense is that in which our Lord's words should be understood.
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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 …
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December 10 Morning
The Shepherd of Our Souls.
On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 14, "I am the Good Shepherd," Etc. Against the Donatists.
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock?
"'For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.
I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd.
The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--
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