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."
King James Bible
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for 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.
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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And a stranger will they not follow - That is, a man who, pretending to be a shepherd of the flock of God, is a stranger to that salvation which he professes to preach. His mode of preaching soon proves, to those whose hearts are acquainted with the truths of God, that he is a stranger to them; and therefore, knowing him to have got into the fold in an improper way, they consider him a thief, a robber, and a murderer; and who can blame them if they wholly desert his ministry? There are preachers of this kind among all classes.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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.
When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his 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.
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