I am the good-shepherd (egw eimi o poimhn o kalo). Effective repetition. And mine own know me (kai ginwskousin me ta ema). Jesus as the Good Shepherd knows his sheep by name as he had already said (verse 1 Peter 3 ) and now repeats. Yes, and they know his voice (verse 1 Peter 4 ), they have experimental knowledge (ginwskw) of Jesus as their own Shepherd. Here (in this mutually reciprocal knowledge) lies the secret of their love and loyalty.