John 10:5
New International Version
But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."

New Living Translation
They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.”

English Standard Version
A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

Berean Study Bible
But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will flee from him because they do not recognize his voice.”

Berean Literal Bible
But they will never follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers."

New American Standard Bible
"A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

New King James Version
Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

King James Bible
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Christian Standard Bible
They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don't know the voice of strangers."

Contemporary English Version
The sheep will not follow strangers. They don't recognize a stranger's voice, and they run away.

Good News Translation
They will not follow someone else; instead, they will run away from such a person, because they do not know his voice."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don't recognize the voice of strangers."

International Standard Version
They'll never follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they don't recognize the voice of strangers."

NET Bible
They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him, because they do not recognize the stranger's voice."

New Heart English Bible
They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they do not know the voice of strangers."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the flock goes not after a stranger, but flees from him, for it does not know a stranger's voice.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They won't follow a stranger. Instead, they will run away from a stranger because they don't recognize his voice."

New American Standard 1977
“And a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.

King James 2000 Bible
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

American King James Version
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

American Standard Version
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.

Darby Bible Translation
But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.

English Revised Version
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Weymouth New Testament
But a stranger they will by no means follow, but will run away from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

World English Bible
They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don't know the voice of strangers."

Young's Literal Translation
and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.'
Study Bible
Jesus the Good Shepherd
4When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will flee from him because they do not recognize his voice.” 6Jesus spoke to them using this illustration, but they did not understand what He was telling them.…
Cross References
John 10:4
When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.

John 10:16
I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in as well, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd.

Treasury of Scripture

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

1 Kings 22:7
And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might inquire of him?

Proverbs 19:27
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Mark 4:24
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

they will never follow
ἀκολουθήσουσιν (akolouthēsousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

a stranger;
ἀλλοτρίῳ (allotriō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 245: From allos; another's, i.e. Not one's own; by extension foreign, not akin, hostile.

in fact,
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

they will flee
φεύξονται (pheuxontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5343: To flee, escape, shun. Apparently a primary verb; to run away; by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish.

from
ἀπ’ (ap’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

him
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

they do not recognize
οἴδασιν (oidasin)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

[his] voice.”
φωνήν (phōnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5456: Probably akin to phaino through the idea of disclosure; a tone; by implication, an address, saying or language.
(5) And a stranger will they not follow.--The " stranger" is any one other than their own shepherd, and the term is not to be limited to the "thief" and "robber" of John 10:1. The thought is of the flock following the shepherd to the pasture. On the road they would meet other persons whom they would not follow. Some would, as thieves and robbers, seek to lead them away, calling them by their names and imitating their shepherd's cry; but they have, by long usage, got to know his voice, and will not follow a stranger.

But will flee from him.--A strange word is a source of alarm to them. With the known tone of the shepherd's voice they have learnt to associate protection, guidance, food. His voice recalls these associations. A stranger's voice is something unknown, and therefore feared. It is as the voice of a plundering Arab who has called the flock before, or as the cry of a wild beast who has broken into the fold at night. The associations with unfamiliar words are only of things which are evil.

Verse 5. - But a stranger will they by no means follow, for they know not the voice of strangers. The negative is strongly expressed. The sheep, who know their shepherd's voice, will not take the lead of a stranger or an alien; i.e. of a "thief or robber." If these secure the sheep at all, it is by violence or stealth, by unfair means, by illegitimate methods. 10:1-5 Here is a parable or similitude, taken from the customs of the East, in the management of sheep. Men, as creatures depending on their Creator, are called the sheep of his pasture. The church of God in the world is as a sheep-fold, exposed to deceivers and persecutors. The great Shepherd of the sheep knows all that are his, guards them by his providence, guides them by his Spirit and word, and goes before them, as the Eastern shepherds went before their sheep, to set them in the way of his steps. Ministers must serve the sheep in their spiritual concerns. The Spirit of Christ will set before them an open door. The sheep of Christ will observe their Shepherd, and be cautious and shy of strangers, who would draw them from faith in him to fancies about him.
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