John 10:40
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New International Version
Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. There he stayed,

King James Bible
And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

Darby Bible Translation
and departed again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptising at the first: and he abode there.

World English Bible
He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was baptizing at first, and there he stayed.

Young's Literal Translation
and went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was at first baptizing, and remained there,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Beyond Jordan - Rather, to the side of Jordan, not beyond it. See the note on John 6:22, and Matthew 19:1.

Where John at first baptized - That is, at Bethabara: see John 1:28. Afterwards, John baptized at Aenon: John 3:23.

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the place.

John 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John 3:26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...


John 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.

John 11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went there to a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim...

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
John 1:28
This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John 11:7
and then he said to his disciples, "Let us go back to Judea."

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