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John 10:29

    John 10:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My Father, who hath given them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    That which my Father has given to me has more value than all; and no one is able to take anything out of the Father's hand.

    Webster's Revision

    My Father, who hath given them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

    World English Bible

    My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My Father, which hath given them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 10:29

    My Father - is greater than all - More powerful than all the united energies of men and demons. He who loves God must be happy; and he who fears him need fear nothing on this side eternity.

    Barnes' Notes on John 10:29

    Which gave them me - See John 6:37.

    Is greater - Is more powerful.

    Than all - Than all others - men, angels, devils. The word includes everything - everything that could attempt to pluck them away from God; in other words, it means that God is supreme. It implies, further, that God will keep them, and will so control all other beings and things that they shall be safe.

    None is able - None has power to do it. In these two verses we are taught the following important truths:

    1. that Christians are given by God the Father to Christ.

    2. that Jesus gives to them eternal life, or procures by his death and intercession, and imparts to them by his Spirit, that religion which shall result in eternal life.

    3. that both the Father and the Son are pledged to keep them so that they shall never fall away and perish. It would be impossible for any language to teach more explicitly that the saints will persevere.

    4. that there is no power in man or devils to defeat the purpose of the Redeemer to save his people. We also see our safety, if we truly, humbly, cordially, and daily commit ourselves to God the Saviour. In no other way can we have evidence that we are his people than by such a persevering resignation of ourselves to him, to obey his law, and to follow him through evil report or good report. If we do that we are safe. If we do not that we have no evidence of piety, and are not, cannot be safe.

    Wesley's Notes on John 10:29

    10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and c. - Our Lord still alludes to the discourse he had before this festival. As if he had said, My sheep are they who, Hear my voice by faith; Are known (that is, approved) by me, as loving me; and Follow me, keep my commandments, with a believing, loving heart. And to those who, Truly believe (observe three promises annexed to three conditions) I give eternal life. He does not say, I will, but I give. For he that believeth hath everlasting life. Those whom, I know truly to love me, shall never perish, provided they abide in my love. Those who follow me, neither men nor devils can pluck out of my hand. My Father who hath, by an unchangeable decree, given me all that believe, love, and obey, is greater than all in heaven or earth, and none is able to pluck them out of his hand.