New Living Translation
They won't follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don't know his 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:5 They will not follow a stranger - One whom Christ hath not sent, who doth not answer the preceding description. Him they will not follow - And who can constrain them to it? But will flee from him - As from the plague. For they know not the voice of strangers - They cannot relish it; it is harsh and grating to them. They find nothing of God therein.
[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
After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they 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.
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