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John 10:17

    John 10:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this reason am I loved by the Father, because I give up my life so that I may take it again.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

    World English Bible

    Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

    Definitions for John 10:17

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 10:17

    Therefore doth my Father love me - As I shall be shortly crucified by you, do not imagine that I am abandoned by my heavenly Father, and therefore fall thus into your hands. The Father loveth me particularly on this account, because I am going to lay down my life for the life of the world. Again, do not suppose that I shall be put to death by your rulers, because I have not strength to resist them. I Lay Down my life voluntarily and cheerfully; no one can take it away from me, see John 10:18; and I shall give you the fullest proof of my supreme power by raising, in three days, that very crucified, wounded body from the grave.

    Barnes' Notes on John 10:17

    I lay down my life - I give myself to die for my people, in Jewish and pagan lands. I offer myself a sacrifice to show the willingness of my Father to save them; to provide an atonement, and thus to open the way for their salvation. This proves that the salvation of man was an object dear to God, and that it was a source of special gratification to him that his Son was willing to lay down his life to accomplish his great purposes of benevolence.

    That I might take it again - Be raised up from the dead, and glorified, and still carry on the work of redemption. See this same sentiment sublimely expressed in Philippians 2:5-11.

    Wesley's Notes on John 10:17

    10:17 I lay down my life that I may take it again - I cheerfully die to expiate the sins of men, to the end I may rise again for their justification.