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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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
The Shepherd of Our Souls.
On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 14, "I am the Good Shepherd," Etc. Against the Donatists.
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.
But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."
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.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
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