John Ch. 8-10 records a long day Jesus had teaching and trolling in The Temple. He trolled the Pharisees by outslickering them with The Woman Caught in Adultery, by calling Himself the "I Am," by calling YHWH His Father, and by healing on that Sabbath Day the Man Born Blind. At hand throughout the account were lots of the Pharisees, the healed man and his parents, the man's neighbors, and The Disciples. Throughout the narration, Jesus revealed much of His Divine Authority and Earthly Mission through a series of major discourses and statements which were very upsetting to the Pharisees. Jesus thoroughly was in fine form, and was steaming right along the entire time. This was a big event. In 10:8 Jesus says, "All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers," and in vs. 10, "The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy." Who were the thieves and robbers to whom Jesus referred? The simplistic answer is to say, "The Pharisees." But Jesus specified the thieves and robbers were, "All that ever came before me." The Pharisees had not always been in existence. The "All" could not have included those within The Levitic Priesthood who had been faithful, The Major and Minor Prophets of The Torah, the Godly Kings of Israel and Judah, and John The Baptizer. They were not thieves and robbers, and they did not steal, kill and destroy. You big talkers in here who claim to exegete Scripture should step up and answer this question. Stick to the topic. Praise God for the clarity and relevance of Scripture.