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

  • Bookreadingismything
    I agree, Satan is full of lies and deceit. Jesus is the one that gave his life to save us. I would rather follow Jesus.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 3:11 FOR OTHER FOUNDATION CAN NO MAN LAY THAN THAT IS LAID WHICH IS --- JESUS CHRIST --- JOHN 10:16 AND OTHER SHEEP I HAVE WHICH ARE NOT OF THIS FOLD THEM ALSO I MUST BRING AND THEY SHALL HEAR MY VOICE AND THERE SHALL BE ONE FOLD AND --- ONE SHEPHERD ROMANS 9:24 EVEN US WHOM HE HATH CALLED NOT OF THE JEWS ONLY BUT ALSO OF THE GENTILES MATTHEW 7:24 THEREFORE WHOSOEVER HEARETH THESE SAYINGS OF MINE AND DOETH THEM I WILL LIKEN HIM UNTO A WISE MAN WHICH BUILT HIS HOUSE UPON A ROCK --7:25-- AND THE RAIN DESCENDED AND THE FLOODS CAME AND THE WINDS BLEW AND BEAT UPON THAT HOUSE --AND IT FELL NOT-- FOR IT WAS FOUNDED UPON A ROCK --7:26-- AND EVERYONE THAT HEARETH THESE SAYINGS OF MINE --AND DOETH THEM NOT--SHALL BE LIKENED TO A FOOLISH MAN WHICH BUILT HIS HOUSE UPON THE SAND --7:27-- AND THE RAIN DESCENDED AND THE FLOODS CAME AND THE WINDS BLEW AND BEAT UPON THAT HOUSE --AND IT FELL-- AND GREAT WAS THE FALL OF IT PSALM 127:1 EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT EXCEPT THE LORD KEEP THE CITY THE WATCHMAN WAKETH BUT IN VAIN ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD AND TO THE --- WORD OF HIS GRACE --- WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM THAT ARE SANCTIFIED
  • A disciple
    "I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep." John 10:11 The entire purpose and duty of the Shepherd is to care for the sheep. In whatever things we need whether for food and clothing and shelter, or protection from predators Jesus cares for us continually, and puts Himself between us and every danger or threat. If He leads us up into rocky and sparse places He is still our Good Shepherd. If we need washing and grooming, He does so with love and skill and the right firmness and gentleness. If we are hurt or injured or sick, He cares for us to make us strong and healthy again. If one wanders away because we are stupid and simple, and need to be watched! then He knows where to search and find us, and how to bring us back to safety. The Good Shepherd puts our needs first, and knows well how to maintain us. If we want to help Him be a Good Shepherd for others, then we need to learn from Him everything there is to know about the business of being a shepherd.
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 4:7 SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD RESIST THE devil AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU--1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING -- ACCORDING -- TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US *** JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING ---
  • Ray321
    Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed. AMEN
  • Joyce Ballentine
    2 PART- SATAN IS AN ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN, WHO WANTS US DISCOURAGED, ANGRY, DEPRESSED, GIVING UP, ABUSED, BITTER, CONFUSED, DISEASED, AND CONDEMNED! NO MATTER WHAT WE GO THROUGH JUST REMEMBER: BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED!!!! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!

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