John 10:4

“And when he putteth foorth his owne sheepe, he goeth before them, and the sheepe follow him: for they know his voyce.”

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Other Translations

And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
- King James Version

"When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When he has got them all out, he goes before them, and the sheep go after him, for they have knowledge of his voice.
- Basic English Bible

When he has put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
- Darby Bible

And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
- Webster's Bible

When he has brought out his own sheep--all of them--he walks at the head of them; and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
- Weymouth Bible

Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
- World English Bible

And whanne he hath don out his owne scheep, he goith bifor hem, and the scheep suen hym; for thei knowun his vois.
- Wycliffe Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 10:4


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?


People's Bible Notes for John 10:4


Joh 10:4,5 The sheep follow him: for they know his voice. Also literally true in the East as all travelers testify, but a stranger they will not follow, because his voice is strange. So true is it that when a traveler has changed dress with the shepherd for an experiment, they still have followed the disguised shepherd's voice and refused to listen to the voice of a stranger in the garb of their own shepherd.

Discussion for John 10

  • Keith b.
    Christians accept Jesus Christ as the son of God by faith. I accept the fact that I have a brain , actually, by faith. I have never SEEN my brain, but the proof is there, because my five senses, brain and heart life are alive! His miracles and our faith in his word are all we need. " Without faith, it is impossible to please Him! " Sir, does that answer your question?
  • Steve
    One of the biggest hurdlesof all is that Jesus,the Christ, is the Son of God. But why?Are we not Spirit as our essence. "The flesh profiteth nothing"Jesus stated plainly this truth because that was his "state of being" and what his miracles certified.As we know,the spirit is not subject to death,unless it is for Judgement of the Father. "Fear him who can cast into Hell, where there is only death
  • ALEX
    JESUS IS SOWING HIS SEED N HUMANITY WHICH IS THE LIVING WORD TH VERY SEED OF GOD, THATS Y HE IS SAYING. TO WHOM THE WORD/SEED CAME IT MADE THEM GODS THUS WE WILL PUT ON INCORRUPTION AND IMMORTALLY THATS Y HE IS SAYING THE KINGDOM IS GONNA BE WITHIN YOU AND THE KINGDOM IS GOD I WILL WALK IN THEM AND TALK IN THEM AND BE THEIR GOD AND THEY SHALL BE MY PPL, THEN COMES THE MARRIAGE WITH CHRIST/GOD GBU.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 10:16 and other sheep I have which are not of this fold them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice and there shall be one fold and --- ONE SHEPHERD --- JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life *** JOHN 1:4 IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF MEN ***
  • Sarah K. M.
    Good, Good. Esv is beater, but.... whatever :) I have to use it for my school
  • Truthseeker
    If Jesus was part of a whole body God, then when he died, it necessitates the whole body to die, and we know among the attributes God, he doesn't die it befits him not to die, so he is either an independent body which negates the doctrine of trinity or he didn't die at all which negates the basis upon which Modern Christianity was built that he died for the salvation of Mankind. Rethink!!!

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