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

  • 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.
  • 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 10:30 I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE***** MARK 10:8 AND THEY TWAIN SHALL BE ONE FLESH SO THEN THEY ARE NO MORE TWAIN BUT ONE FLESH
  • A disciple
    "There is joy in the presence of the angels over one sinner that repents, more than over an hundred which need no repentance." An honest look back on my own way before I was truly converted and saved; I have to say that God protected and guided me countless times, despite myself. The danger and trouble and punishments I incurred was my own doings; but it was God who made me thus, to rebuke my sin!
  • Ronald Coe
    I think of John 10:10 as a reminder of not to fall for Satan's tricks, he has stolen me more than one time, but God spoke to me and I've been reading the word of God ever since and I have found Jesus to have lead me through struggles to find Him again. There's one thing we learn from this and that is God will make you go through struggles in your life just to be lead to Him. God bless you through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Bruce
    ---We are sanctified through the offering of The Body of Jesus Christ once for all.--- After He Offered One Sacrifice for Sins forever, sat down on The Right Hand of God:Hebrews 10:10-12 / Neither is there Salvation in any there:for there is none other Name under Heaven given among men whereby We must be Saved. Acts 4:12 / Only by His Blood We are Saved. He is The only Door. / John 6:44

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