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John 10:4 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And when he putteth forth his own sheep," (hotan ta idia panta ekbale) "When he puts out all his own," or puts them forth, in fields of witnessing, light bearing, and service, Mat 5:15-16; Mat 28:19-20; Act 1:8.

2) "He goeth before them," (emprosthen auton poreuetai) "He goes in front of them," or before them of his own choice or accord, as the Eastern Shepherd always leads his sheep. He asks them to go no place, do no service, endure no pain that He Himself does not understand, for He had and does go before them, Heb 4:15-16; 1Co 10:13; Joh 17:19; Col 2:11-15.

3) "And the sheep follow him:- (kai ta probata auto alkolouthei) "And the sheep follow him," one by one, because they choose to do so, feeling safe, secure to go where He leads, Joh 10:27.

4) "For they know his voice." (hoti oidasin ten phonen autou) "Because they know, perceive, or recognize his voice," as Savior, Lord, Master. As He calls, cheers, encourages, comforts, provides, and protects them, by day and by night, So 2:8; Joh 10:14; 2Ti 1:12; Joh 17:3.

Consult other comments:

John 10:4 - The Greek Testament

John 10:4 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:4 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:4 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:4 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:4 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:4 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:4 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:4 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:4 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:4 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:4 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 10:4 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 10:4 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 10:4 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 10:4 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:4 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:4 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:4 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:4 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:4 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:4 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 10:4 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:4 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary