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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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John 10:2

The shepherd of the sheep (poimhn estin twn probatwn).
No article with poimhn, "a shepherd to the sheep." He comes in by the door with the sheep whom he leads. Old word is poimhn, root meaning to protect. Jesus applies it to himself in verse 16 and implies it here. It is used of Christ in 1 Peter 2:25; Hebrews 13:20. Paul applies it to ministers in Ephesians 4:11. Jesus uses the verb poimainw, to shepherd, to Peter (John 21:16) and Peter uses it to other preachers (1 Peter 5:2) and Paul uses it for bishops (elders) in Acts 20:28. Our word pastor is simply Latin for shepherd. Christ is drawing a sharp contrast after the conduct of the Pharisees towards the blind man between himself and them.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 10:2". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=joh&chapter=010&verse=002>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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