John 10:8 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) ''All that ever came before me," (pantes hosoi elthon pro emou) "All those who came before me," not true, all of whom bare witness of Him, Act 10:43; But all pretended prophets of the hypocritical type, such as the scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees who perverted the true teachings of Moses, Mar 7:1-12; Mat 5:20; Deu 18:15 -19.

2) "Are thieves and robbers " (kleptai eisin kai lestai) ''They are (exist as or like) thieves and robbers," or as thugs and bandits, robbing God of true glory, loving the praise of men more than the praise of God, spoilers of His own Jewish people, short-changing them in truth and the Spirit of the Word, Joh 12:41.

3) "But the sheep did not hear them." (all 'ouk ekousan auton ta probata) "But the sheep did not heed them,'' give ear to, follow and obey them, the true believers did not. They followed John the Baptist instead, then at the voice of Jesus and the encouragement of John the Baptist, they had later turned to follow Jesus, the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd, and the Chief Shepherd, Mat 3:4-10; Mar 1:5; Joh 1:35-37; Joh 3:25-30; Act 19:4; Joh 4:11; Joh 10:11; Heb 13:20; 1Pe 5:4.

Consult other comments:

John 10:8 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 10:8 - The Greek Testament

John 10:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:8 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:8 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 10:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:8 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 10:8 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:8 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 10:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:8 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:8 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 10:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:8 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 10:8 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 10:8 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 10:8 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:8 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:8 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:8 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:8 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary