New American Standard Bible
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
King James Bible
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Darby Bible Translation
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;
World English Bible
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
Young's Literal Translation
according as I said to you: My sheep my voice do hear, and I know them, and they follow me,
John 10:27 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My sheep - My church, my people, those who have the true spirit of my followers. The name is given to his people because it was an illustration which would be well understood in a country abounding in flocks. There is also a striking resemblance, which he proceeds to state, between them.
Hear my voice - See John 10:3-4. Applied to Christians, it means that they hear and obey his commandments.
I know them - See John 10:14.They follow me - A flock follows its shepherd to pastures and streams, John 10:3. Christians not only obey Christ, but they imitate him; they go where his Spirit and providence lead them; they yield themselves to his guidance, and seek to be led by him. When Jesus was upon earth many of his disciples followed or attended him from place to place. Hence, Christians are called his followers, and in Revelation 14:4 they are described as "they that follow the Lamb."
LibraryMay 11 Evening
My sheep hear my voice.--JOHN 10:27. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, 1 will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled. I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
April 19 Morning
The Good Shepherd
Abbott -- the Divinity in Humanity
"For just as the new heavens and the new earth Which I make will endure before Me," declares the LORD, "So your offspring and your name will endure.
"When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
"I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,
"I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.
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