John 10:5

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him, for they know not the voyce of strangers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They will not go after another who is not their keeper, but will go from him in flight, because his voice is strange to them.
- Basic English Bible

But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.
- Darby Bible

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
- Webster's Bible

But a stranger they will by no means follow, but will run away from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."
- Weymouth Bible

They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don't know the voice of strangers."
- World English Bible

But thei suen not an alien, but fleen from hym; for thei han not knowun the vois of aliens.
- Wycliffe Bible

and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 10:5


10:5 They will not follow a stranger - One whom Christ hath not sent, who doth not answer the preceding description. Him they will not follow - And who can constrain them to it? But will flee from him - As from the plague. For they know not the voice of strangers - They cannot relish it; it is harsh and grating to them. They find nothing of God therein.


Discussion for John 10

  • Ray321
    John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: Jesus said to the Disciples follow me. Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Now Apostle Paul said follow me . 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now Jesus is using Paul for us Gentiles to follow him. I follow Paul thru Jesus Christ our Lord
  • The Father God's daughter-servant
    In Jesus Christ, I greet you! I'm wondering if verse 12 concerning "the wolf" refers to the contemporary charlatans that preach for gain and lust? It would seem to me that those that gather around them, most likely aren't The Lord's sheep.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus shared a number of eternal truths in the chapter. These include 27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. We are safe in His Hands in this world and in His Kingdom. To be safe and enjoy this privilege, we must continue to stay at the centre of His Will.
  • Insight777
    V34, Genesis 3:5 "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." The Jews were acting like they know good from evil but truth is not in them. Jesus said he is the Son of God and that is truth they deny. The actions of Jesus are righteous and can not be proven otherwise. The Jews were evil rejecting what is good.
  • Irene123
    V. 33 - " ... thou being a man ... "; my question is - they saw His works, they heard Him quote from ALL the Law and Prophets, and they agreed He was unlearned. So, who or 'what' were they looking for to be the Messiah? They also said - never man spake like this man. The reason they didn't believe is because they th'ot a NOW deliverer would come to exit the Romans.
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - A lot of people believe Jesus healed then and He heals today, but that does not mean they 'follow' Him. To follow Jesus you follow Acts 2:38, " ... seek ye first ... ", Matt. 6:33. The Kingdom of Heaven is found in Acts 2:38. That's where a Christian life begins.

Bible Options