John 10:11 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "I am the good shepherd,'' (ego eimi ho poimen ho kalos) "I am (exist as) the good shepherd," or the ideal shepherd, as described, Isa 40:11; Eze 34:11-13; Eze 34:22-25; Heb 13:20, 1Pe 2:25; 1Pe 5:4.
2) "The good shepherd giveth,'' (ho poimen ho kalos tithesin) "The ideal shepherd lays down or sets out,'' voluntarily, or of his own will, choice, and accord, a thing that may be observed, witnessed, or evaluated by any who will behold Him; It was a conscious divestiture of Himself, of His own life, that the sheep might live, in contrast with the vicious destruction of wolves and cowardly fleeing of hirelings, Joh 10:10; Joh 10:12-13; Joh 15:13.
3) "His life for the sheep." (ten psuchen autou huper ton probaton) "His soul-life on behalf of the sheep," as the good shepherd, Joh 10:14; Joh 10:18; 1Jn 3:16. The Shepherd died that the sheep might live, might be ransomed, Mat 20:28, Such was a substitutionary death for wandering, straying sheep, Isa 53:3-8; Gal 3:13; 1Pe 2:24; 2Co 5:21.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.