John 10:17

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore doth my father loue me, because I lay downe my life that I might take it againe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • Stephanie
    Yes, Irene123, I was referring to you. I think the comment/question you had made was "How do you go through the door...?". It wasn't that I was implying you didn't go to church enough, just some ways that you can have Jesus in your heart.
  • Irene123
    To Stephanie - Were you talking to me .....? Because you didn't use the "123" - I can't be sure, nor could I find any name of Irene or Irene123 in the back comments of this chapter. If you were I wish I remembered what I said to make you think I don't attend ch. enough,
  • Olga villarreal
    I am puzzled by verse 34 statement "ye are gods"
  • Gdc
    This is truly one of the most prophetic of the scriptures. Jesus gives us light unto the magnificent grace that have been bestowed upon his saints. That we have the power by the Holy Ghost to endure temptation. We hear his voice, we follow him. We have the power to overcome the evil one by faith. Jesus also tells us that he and the father are one as we are one through his life that he laid down.
  • Nontokozo
    verse 38, we must show by the way we live that we accepted Christ. people must see you and believe that Jesus do change lives. we are ambassadors let us present Christ with our work, character, attitude and behaviour.
  • STEPHANIE
    Irene-If you haven't already and if you truly want to go through that door (Jesus Christ), surrender your life to Jesus. Ask him to be your personal Lord and Savior. Be baptized in water. Go to church more. Show more love and compassion as Jesus did. As John 14:6 says, "Jesus is the way, the truth and the life."

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