John 10:4
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New International Version
When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He goeth before them - A sixth mark of a true pastor is, he gives them a good example: he not only preaches, but he lives, the truth of the Gospel; he enters into the depths of the salvation of God; and, having thus explored the path, he knows how to lead those who are entrusted to his care into the fullness of the blessings of the Gospel of peace. He who does not endeavor to realize in his own soul the truths which he preaches to others will soon be as salt without its savor; his preaching cannot be accompanied with that unction which alone can make it acceptable and profitable to those whose hearts are right with God. The minister who is in this state of salvation the sheep, genuine Christians, will follow, for they know his voice. It was the custom in the eastern countries for the shepherd to go at the head of his sheep, and they followed him from pasture to pasture. I have seen many hundreds of sheep thus following their shepherd on the extensive downs in the western parts of England.

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...

Library
February 5 Morning
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.--JOHN 10:10. In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.--She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.--If by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

December 10 Morning
No man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.--JOHN 10:29. I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.--The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom.--We are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Shepherd of Our Souls.
"I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep."--John x. 11. Our Lord here appropriates to Himself the title under which He had been foretold by the Prophets. "David My servant shall be king over them," says Almighty God by the mouth of Ezekiel: "and they all shall have one Shepherd." And in the book of Zechariah, "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, and against the man that is My fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts; smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered."
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 14, "I am the Good Shepherd," Etc. Against the Donatists.
1. We have heard the Lord Jesus setting forth to us the office of a good shepherd. And herein He hath doubtless given us to know, as we may understand it, that there are good shepherds. And yet that the multitude of shepherds might not be understood in a wrong sense; He saith, "I am the good Shepherd." [4124] And wherein He is the good Shepherd, He showeth in the words following; "The good Shepherd," saith He, "layeth down His life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd,
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Cross References
John 10:3
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

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

John 10:16
I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.

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

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