Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 10:14
- I am the good-shepherd (egw eimi o poimhn o kalov).
- 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 3) and now repeats. Yes, and they know his voice (verse 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.