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John 10:16 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And other sheep I have," (kai alla probata echo) "And I have, hold, or possess other sheep," alluding to those Jews who had believed on Him, but for fear of being excluded from the synagogue, would not openly confess Him, be baptized, and commit themselves to follow Him in His new covenant church fellowship of worship and service, Joh 12:42.

2) "Which are not of this fold:" (a ouk estin ek tes aules tautes) "Which are not(exist not) out of this fold," or have not their being out of and from this fold, of which Jesus was "the door," entrance by faith, and "the head," "chief Shepherd," of the church, which He purchased with His own blood, Heb 13:20; Act 20:28; Eph 1:22-23; Eph 5:25; his house or sheepfold is the church, 1Ti 3:15; Heb 3:1-6; Mar 13:34-35.

3) "Them also I must bring," (kakeina dei me agagein) "Those also it behooves (becomes) me to bring," bring to follow me, those Messiah-believing Jews who, though believing He was the Savior, for fear of man, their own Jewish rulers, would not openly confess and be baptized into His church-fold fellowship of following disciples. They held back in horror of being branded outcasts, much as lepers, from all Jewish social and religious rights and privileges of synagogue membership, Joh 7:13; Joh 9:22; Joh 9:34-35; Joh 16:2; Joh 19:38.

4) ''And they shall hear my voice;”- (kai tes phones mou akousousin) "And they will heed my voice," to follow me, because they are my sheep, have already believed, as the aged Simeon and Anna did in His early childhood, Luk 1:25-38; And as three thousand did on the day of Pentecost, after His death on the cross and the Holy Spirit empowering of His church-fold, Act 2:1-4; Act 2:38-41.

5) "And there shall be one fold and one shepherd." (kai genesetai mia poimne eis poimen) "And there will be (come to exist) one flock, (and) one shepherd," Heb 3:1-6 refers to this house-fold that Jesus as Shepherd built, not two folds and two shepherds (as there were for a limited time), while the house-fold of Moses and house-fold of Jesus existed side by side, during the ministry of Christ, after He established the church, and before He abolished the Mosaic law program of worship, took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross, Col 2:14-17. There now exists only one church-fold from which neither Jew not Gentile is disbarred, Eph 4:4-5; Eph 1:22-23; Eph 2:16-22.

Consult other comments:

John 10:16 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 10:16 - The Greek Testament

John 10:16 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:16 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:16 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 10:16 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:16 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 10:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:16 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:16 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 10:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:16 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 10:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:16 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 10:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:16 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 10:16 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 10:16 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 10:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 10:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:16 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:16 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:16 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:16 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 10:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:16 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 10:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary