The thief comes 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.
Treasury of Scripture
John 10:1 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way...
John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put therein.
Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...
Ezekiel 34:2-4 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD to the shepherds...
Hosea 7:1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood...
Matthew 21:13 And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.
Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...
Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?...
Romans 2:21 You therefore which teach another, teach you not yourself? you that preach a man should not steal, do you steal?
2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you...
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 6:33,51 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world...
John 12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Romans 5:13-21 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law...
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.
2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
ContextJesus the Good Shepherd
1Truly, truly, I say to you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. 4And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6This parable spoke Jesus to them: but they understood not what things they were which he spoke to them. 7Then said Jesus to them again, Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10The thief comes 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. 11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. 12But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep. 13The hireling flees, because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. 19There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. 20And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him? 21Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may 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.
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.
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.