John 10:4

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he putteth foorth his owne sheepe, he goeth before them, and the sheepe follow him: for they know his voyce.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 10:4

  • I realized in my old age that it is much wiser to hear , listen and obey God 's will verse living thy will. He knows what 's best sorry I didn 't listen sooner.However he is working through me and I pray for humility ,wisdom and guidance

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