John 10:27

27 My 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, they bear witness of Me.
26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone 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 My Father's hand.

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