Parallel Verses

Amplified

They will never [on any account] follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not know the voice of strangers or recognize their call.

New American Standard Bible

"A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

King James Version

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Holman Bible

They will never follow a stranger; instead they will run away from him, because they don’t recognize the voice of strangers.”

International Standard Version

They'll never follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they don't recognize the voice of strangers."

A Conservative Version

And they will, no, not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.

American Standard Version

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

An Understandable Version

They will not follow a stranger, but will run from him, for they do not recognize the voice of strangers."

Anderson New Testament

And a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers.

Bible in Basic English

They will not go after another who is not their keeper, but will go from him in flight, because his voice is strange to them.

Common New Testament

A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."

Daniel Mace New Testament

a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Darby Translation

But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.

Godbey New Testament

but they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him: because they know not the voice of strangers.

Goodspeed New Testament

But they will never follow a stranger but will run away from him, because they do not know the voices of strangers."

John Wesley New Testament

They will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.

Julia Smith Translation

And a stranger they would not follow, but they will flee from him : for they know not the voice of strangers.

King James 2000

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they will never follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

Modern King James verseion

And they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A stranger they will not follow, but will fly from him. For they know not the voice of strangers."

Moffatt New Testament

they will not follow a stranger, they will run from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

Montgomery New Testament

"But a stranger they will not follow, but flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

NET Bible

They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him, because they do not recognize the stranger's voice."

New Heart English Bible

They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they do not know the voice of strangers."

Noyes New Testament

But a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him; because they know not the voice of strangers.

Sawyer New Testament

But a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, for they know not the voice of strangers.

The Emphasized Bible

But, a stranger, will they in nowise follow, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice, of strangers.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And a stranger will they not follow, but will fly from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Twentieth Century New Testament

They will not follow a stranger, but will run away from him; because they do not know a stranger's voice."

Webster

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Weymouth New Testament

But a stranger they will by no means follow, but will run away from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

Williams New Testament

But they will never come on behind a stranger, but will run away from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

World English Bible

They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don't know the voice of strangers."

Worrell New Testament

But a stranger they will in no wise follow, but will flee from him; because they know not the voice of strangers."

Worsley New Testament

But they will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him; because they know not the voice of strangers.

Youngs Literal Translation

and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἀλλότριος 
Allotrios 
Usage: 10

will they
ἀκολουθέω 
Akoloutheo 
Usage: 67

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

ἀκολουθέω 
Akoloutheo 
Usage: 67

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

will flee
φεύγω 
Pheugo 
Usage: 23

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

him

Usage: 0

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

the voice
φωνή 
Phone 
Usage: 128

References

Context Readings

Jesus As The Good Shepherd

4 When he has brought his own sheep outside, he walks on before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 They will never [on any account] follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not know the voice of strangers or recognize their call. 6 Jesus used this parable (illustration) with them, but they did not understand what He was talking about.


Cross References

1 Kings 22:7

Jehoshaphat said, Is there not another prophet of the Lord here whom we may ask?

Proverbs 19:27

Cease, my son, to hear instruction only to ignore it and stray from the words of knowledge.

Mark 4:24

And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you -- "and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.

Luke 8:18

Be careful therefore how you listen. For to him who has [spiritual knowledge] will more be given; and from him who does not have [spiritual knowledge], even what he thinks and guesses and supposes that he has will be taken away.

Ephesians 4:11-15

And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.

Colossians 2:6-10

As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.

2 Timothy 3:5-7

For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold,

1 Peter 2:1-3

So be done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind.

1 John 2:19

They went out from our number, but they did not [really] belong to us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they withdrew] that it might be plain that they all are not of us.

1 John 2:21

I write to you not because you are ignorant and do not perceive and know the Truth, but because you do perceive and know it, and [know positively] that nothing false (no deception, no lie) is of the Truth.

1 John 4:5-6

They proceed from the world and are of the world; therefore it is out of the world [its whole economy morally considered] that they speak, and the world listens (pays attention) to them.

Revelation 2:2

I know your industry and activities, laborious toil and trouble, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot tolerate wicked [men] and have tested and critically appraised those who call [themselves] apostles (special messengers of Christ) and yet are not, and have found them to be impostors and liars.

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