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

  • Irene123
    V. 33 - " ... thou being a man ... "; my question is - they saw His works, they heard Him quote from ALL the Law and Prophets, and they agreed He was unlearned. So, who or 'what' were they looking for to be the Messiah? They also said - never man spake like this man. The reason they didn't believe is because they th'ot a NOW deliverer would come to exit the Romans.
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - A lot of people believe Jesus healed then and He heals today, but that does not mean they 'follow' Him. To follow Jesus you follow Acts 2:38, " ... seek ye first ... ", Matt. 6:33. The Kingdom of Heaven is found in Acts 2:38. That's where a Christian life begins.
  • Steve morrow
    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 *****JOHN 10:30 I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE***** MARK 10:8 AND THEY TWAIN SHALL BE ONE FLESH SO THEN THEY ARE NO MORE TWAIN BUT ONE FLESH
  • A disciple
    "There is joy in the presence of the angels over one sinner that repents, more than over an hundred which need no repentance." An honest look back on my own way before I was truly converted and saved; I have to say that God protected and guided me countless times, despite myself. The danger and trouble and punishments I incurred was my own doings; but it was God who made me thus, to rebuke my sin!
  • Ronald Coe
    I think of John 10:10 as a reminder of not to fall for Satan's tricks, he has stolen me more than one time, but God spoke to me and I've been reading the word of God ever since and I have found Jesus to have lead me through struggles to find Him again. There's one thing we learn from this and that is God will make you go through struggles in your life just to be lead to Him. God bless you through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Bruce
    ---We are sanctified through the offering of The Body of Jesus Christ once for all.--- After He Offered One Sacrifice for Sins forever, sat down on The Right Hand of God:Hebrews 10:10-12 / Neither is there Salvation in any there:for there is none other Name under Heaven given among men whereby We must be Saved. Acts 4:12 / Only by His Blood We are Saved. He is The only Door. / John 6:44

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