John 10:4
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English Standard Version
When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.

King James Bible
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

American Standard Version
When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

English Revised Version
When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

Weymouth New Testament
When he has brought out his own sheep--all of them--he walks at the head of them; and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

John 10:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Putteth forth (ἐκβάλῃ)

Rev., more strictly, hath put forth. Instead of leadeth out, in John 10:3. It implies a constraint; as if some of the sheep were unwilling to leave the fold. Meyer says that putteth forth pictures the manner of the leading out. He lays hold on the sheep and brings them out to the door.

His own sheep (τὰ ἴδια πρόβατα)

The best texts read πάντα, all, for πρόβατα, sheep: all his own. So Rev.

Goeth before

As the Eastern shepherd always does. Having pushed them forth, he now leads them.

Follow

"It is necessary that they should be taught to follow, and not stray away into the unfenced fields of wheat which lie so temptingly on either side. The shepherd calls from time to time to remind them of his presence. They know his voice and follow on; but if a stranger call, they stop, lift up their heads in alarm, and if the call is repeated, they turn and flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers. This is not the fanciful costume of a parable; it is simple fact. I have made the experiment often" (Thomson).

John 10:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he goeth.

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

John 14:2,3 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you...

Deuteronomy 1:30 The LORD your God which goes before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;

Micah 2:12,13 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of you; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel...

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Ephesians 5:1 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Philippians 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus...

Hebrews 6:20 Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:

1 Peter 4:1 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind...

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

for.

John 10:8,16 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them...

John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him...

John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end was I born...

Songs 2:8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.

Songs 5:2 I sleep, but my heart wakes: it is the voice of my beloved that knocks, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love...

Cross References
John 10:3
To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

John 10:5
A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."

John 10:16
And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

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