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John 10:16

Context
10:16 I have 1  other sheep that do not come from 2  this sheepfold. 3  I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, 4  so that 5  there will be one flock and 6  one shepherd.

John 10:26-27

Context
10:26 But you refuse to believe because you are not my sheep. 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

1 tn Grk “And I have.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.

2 tn Or “that do not belong to”; Grk “that are not of.”

3 sn The statement I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold almost certainly refers to Gentiles. Jesus has sheep in the fold who are Jewish; there are other sheep which, while not of the same fold, belong to him also. This recalls the mission of the Son in 3:16-17, which was to save the world – not just the nation of Israel. Such an emphasis would be particularly appropriate to the author if he were writing to a non-Palestinian and primarily non-Jewish audience.

4 tn Grk “they will hear my voice.”

5 tn Grk “voice, and.”

6 tn The word “and” is not in the Greek text, but must be supplied to conform to English style. In Greek it is an instance of asyndeton (omission of a connective), usually somewhat emphatic.



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