John 10:6
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New Living Translation
Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant,

King James Bible
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Darby Bible Translation
This allegory spoke Jesus to them, but they did not know what it was of which he spoke to them.

World English Bible
Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.

Young's Literal Translation
This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;

John 10:6 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

10:6 They - The Pharisees, to whom our Lord more immediately spake, as appears from the close of the foregoing chapter .

John 10:6 Parallel Commentaries

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'Other Sheep'
[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
... By Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.'--JOHN x. 9. One does not know whether the width or the depth of this marvellous promise is the more noteworthy. Jesus Christ presents Himself before the whole race of man, and declares Himself able to deal with the needs of every individual in the tremendous whole. 'If any man'--no matter who, where, when. For all noble and happy life there are at least three things needed: security, sustenance, and a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Good Shepherd
'I am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine. 15. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep.'--JOHN x. 14,15. 'I am the Good Shepherd.' Perhaps even Christ never spoke more fruitful words than these. Just think how many solitary, wearied hearts they have cheered, and what a wealth of encouragement and comfort there has been in them for all generations. The little child as it lays itself down to sleep, cries-- 'Jesus, tender Shepherd,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

January the Seventeenth Spiritual Discernment
"My sheep hear My voice!" --JOHN x. 19-30. This is spiritual discernment. We may test our growth in grace by our expertness in detecting the voice of our Lord. It is the skill of the saint to catch "the still small voice" amid all the selfish clamours of the day, and amid the far more subtle callings of the heart. It needs a good ear to catch the voice of the Lord in our sorrows. I think it requires a better ear to discern the voice amid our joys! The twilight helps me to be serious; the noonday
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Cross References
Matthew 13:34
Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds. In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.

Mark 4:34
In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

John 16:25
"I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father.

John 16:29
Then his disciples said, "At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively.

2 Peter 2:22
They prove the truth of this proverb: "A dog returns to its vomit." And another says, "A washed pig returns to the mud."

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