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Verses of John 10

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John 10:27 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here observe, 1. That all sincere and faithful Christians are Christ's sheep, and he is their great and good shepherd. This relation implies tender affection, powerful protection, and plentiful provision. The tenderness of Christ's affection, towards his sheep, appears by pitying their infirmities, by having a fellow felling with them in their suffering, by suiting their temptations to the degrees of their graces. His care in providing for them appears in affording to them the holy scriptures, the ministry of the word the administration of the sacraments, and the operation of his Holy Spirit, to make all efficacious and effectual to them. His protection of them discovers itself, by preparing them for trials by supporting them under them, and by delivering them out of them, and by sanctifying all to them, causing them to work together in subserviency to his own glory, and his people's good.

Observe, 2. That Christ's sheep hear Christ's voice, and answer the call of their great Shepherd. They hear the voice of Christ speaking to them in the scriptures, in the ministry of the word, in their own conscience, in providences; and they hear Christ's voice speaking to them, in and by his Holy Spirit; and as they hear Christ's voice, so do they answer his call; now the right answer to the call of Christ in the gospel, is a present answer, a willing answer and an abiding answer.

Observe, 3. That all Christ's sheep do follow him their shepherd. They follow him,

1. In his doctrine; and

2. In his example, in his contempt of the heavenly-mindedness of his conversation, in his meekness and patience, in charity and universal goodness, and as he was a mighty pattern of prayer.

Observe, 4. That Christ, the great and good Shepherd, knows all his sheep. My sheep hear my voice and I know them. He knows them so as to distinguish them, so as to observe and take notice of them, so as to own and approve them, so as to take care of them, and provide for them.

And as the Lord knoweth who are his, so he knoweth who are not his too; as he knows his sheep, so he knows the goats also, and their place will be at his left hand. My sheep hear my voice and I know them.

Verses of John 10

27

Consult other comments:

John 10:27 - The Greek Testament

John 10:27 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:27 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:27 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 10:27 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:27 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:27 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:27 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:27 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:27 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:27 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:27 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:27 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:27 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 10:27 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 10:27 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:27 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:27 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:27 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 10:27 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:27 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:27 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:27 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:27 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:27 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:27 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 10:27 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:27 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament