John 10:27

27 1My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

John 10:27 Meaning and Commentary

John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice
The voice of Christ in his Gospel, both externally and internally; (See Gill on John 10:4), (See Gill on John 10:16); and since therefore these Jews did not, it was a plain case they were not of his sheep:

and I know them; (See Gill on John 10:14); but Christ knew not these as the elect of God, or as the Father's gift to him, and therefore they could not be his sheep:

and they follow me;
both in the exercise of grace, and in the discharge of duty, and whithersoever he the good shepherd leads them; (See Gill on John 10:3), (See Gill on John 10:4). But now, whereas these Jews did not follow Christ, but turned their backs on him, and rejected him, it was notorious that they were none of his sheep; but both happy and safe are those persons, that are the sheep of Christ, as appears from what is next said of them.

John 10:27 In-Context

25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me,
26 but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

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