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John 10:27

    John 10:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My sheep give ear to my voice, and I have knowledge of them, and they come after me:

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

    Clarke's Commentary on John 10:27

    My sheep hear my voice - But ye will not hear: - my sheep follow me; but ye will neither follow nor acknowledge me. Any person who reads without prejudice may easily see, that our Lord does not at all insinuate that these persons could not believe, because God had made it impossible to them; but simply because they did not hear and follow Christ, which the whole of our blessed Lord's discourse proves that they might have done. The sheep of Christ are not those who are included in any eternal decree, to the exclusion of others from the yearnings of the bowels of eternal mercy; but they are those who hear, believe in, follow, and obey the Savior of the world.

    Barnes' Notes on John 10:27

    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."

    Wesley's Notes on John 10:27

    10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and c. - Our Lord still alludes to the discourse he had before this festival. As if he had said, My sheep are they who, Hear my voice by faith; Are known (that is, approved) by me, as loving me; and Follow me, keep my commandments, with a believing, loving heart. And to those who, Truly believe (observe three promises annexed to three conditions) I give eternal life. He does not say, I will, but I give. For he that believeth hath everlasting life. Those whom, I know truly to love me, shall never perish, provided they abide in my love. Those who follow me, neither men nor devils can pluck out of my hand. My Father who hath, by an unchangeable decree, given me all that believe, love, and obey, is greater than all in heaven or earth, and none is able to pluck them out of his hand.