New Living Translation
After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:4 He goeth before them - In all the ways of God, teaching them in every point, by example as well as by precept; and the sheep follow him - They tread in his steps: for they know his voice - Having the witness in themselves that his words are the wisdom and the power of God. Reader, art thou a shepherd of souls? Then answer to God. Is it thus with thee and thy flock?
[Footnote: Preached before the Baptist Missionary Society.] 'Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock and one Shepherd.'--JOHN x. 16 (R.V.). There were many strange and bitter lessons in this discourse for the false shepherds, the Pharisees, to whom it was first spoken. But there was not one which would jar more upon their minds, and as they fancied, on their sacredest convictions, than this, that God's flock …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Gifts to the Flock
The Good Shepherd
January the Seventeenth Spiritual Discernment
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
They won't follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don't know his voice."
I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
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