John 10:17

“Therefore doth my father loue me, because I lay downe my life that I might take it againe.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

"For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

On this account the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again.
- Darby Bible

Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
- Webster's Bible

For this reason my Father loves me, because I am laying down my life in order to receive it back again.
- Weymouth Bible

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

Therfor the fadir loueth me, for Y putte my lijf, that eftsoone Y take it.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


Discussion for John 10

  • Margaret

    Yes, and though this can be discouraging, it only serves to confirm the truth of God’s Word, (see 2 Tim 4:3-4) but in verse 5 is the answer. He speaks specifically to Timothy here, but the instruction to all is clear: watch. We are to watch and pray. If something you hear doesn’t ring true, check it; search the scriptures. It is good practice to check out the preacher, even if you you know him.
  • Gonzalo
    Verse 39,...Therefore they sought again to take him:" but he escaped out of their hand", this vanishing of Jesus happened many times in Luke 4:30," But he passing through the mist of them went his way"...This is a great Miracle by GOD, just when Jesus was going to be stoned or apprehended suddenly time was frozen and stood still and he just walk away ,there is no other explanation. a Miracle.
  • Michael Conrad
    And how many who have come after our LORD are also thieves and robbers? This may not be taken well but my only intent is to be truthful. I find that in most of our denominations today we find men who claim to speak truth about Jesus Christ but subtily preach a gospel that does not save but instead only tickles ears. Not that we who are in His word should be surprised because we were warned.
  • Mark
    Those who were in leadership could not understand they were face to face with the coming Messiah, which was held in the scriptures given to them to teach and be an example. Jesus is not calling us all gods. He is making a reference to their inflated sense of authority in relation to their impending judgement of supposed blasphemy.
  • Servant of God
    The door, the Shepard and the Porter, and we sheep who graze whilst the wolf looks on with hunger pangs, are mindlessly involved ingrazing. The Shepherd is watchfull with uncanny intuition and looks to the door of the Porter, which door only he, and those whom he chooses can open. On the other side is a garden, free of predators, evil thoughts, and longings for all are content, fruitful,present
  • Nspirational1
    God is Spirit -A Master of Minds of love Jesus is the heart of God the truth of God to all The Holy Spirit are the acts of God moving in all who received the love and truth of The father We say who we are Name in the flesh Yet our inner man should reflect Christ in our heart, the Saviour Yet we sin against him daily when we move against the love and truth of God.Trinity is 1

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