New American Standard Bible
"When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because 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.
Darby Bible Translation
When he has put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
World English Bible
Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Young's Literal Translation
and when his own sheep he may put forth, before them he goeth on, and the sheep follow him, because they have known his voice;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He putteth forth - Or leads them out of the fold.
He goeth before them - He leads them, and guides them, and does not leave them. A shepherd spent his time with his flocks. He went before them to seek the best pastures and watering-places, and to defend them from danger. In this is beautifully represented the tender care of him who watches for souls as one that must give account.
LibraryMay 11 Evening
My sheep hear my voice.--JOHN 10:27. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, 1 will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled. I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
April 19 Morning
The Good Shepherd
Abbott -- the Divinity in Humanity
"To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
"A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."
"I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
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