John 10:15
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New International Version
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep.

New Living Translation
just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.

English Standard Version
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

New American Standard Bible
even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

King James Bible
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep.

International Standard Version
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.

NET Bible
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Just as my Father knows me and I know my Father, and I lay down my life for the flock's sake.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I give my life for my sheep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father, and I lay down my soul for the sheep.

King James 2000 Bible
As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

American King James Version
As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

American Standard Version
even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Darby Bible Translation
as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

English Revised Version
even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Webster's Bible Translation
As the Father knoweth me, even so I know the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Weymouth New Testament
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I am laying down my life for the sheep.

World English Bible
even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.

Young's Literal Translation
according as the Father doth know me, and I know the Father, and my life I lay down for the sheep,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:10-18 Christ is a good Shepherd; many who were not thieves, yet were careless in their duty, and by their neglect the flock was much hurt. Bad principles are the root of bad practices. The Lord Jesus knows whom he has chosen, and is sure of them; they also know whom they have trusted, and are sure of Him. See here the grace of Christ; since none could demand his life of him, he laid it down of himself for our redemption. He offered himself to be the Saviour; Lo, I come. And the necessity of our case calling for it, he offered himself for the Sacrifice. He was both the offerer and the offering, so that his laying down his life was his offering up himself. From hence it is plain, that he died in the place and stead of men; to obtain their being set free from the punishment of sin, to obtain the pardon of their sin; and that his death should obtain that pardon. Our Lord laid not his life down for his doctrine, but for his sheep.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

As the Father knoweth me,.... These words, with what follow, are in connection with John 10:14; and the sense is, that the mutual knowledge of Christ, and his sheep, is like that which his Father and he have of each other. The Father knows Christ as his own Son, and loves him as such, in the most strong and affectionate manner; and has entrusted him with the persons, grace, and glory, of all his people:

even so know I the Father; or rather, "and I know the Father"; as he needs must, since he lay in his bosom, and still does, and knows his nature, perfections, purposes, and his whole mind and will; and loves him most ardently, which he has shown by his coming down from heaven, to do his will; and trusts in him for the accomplishment of everything he promised unto him:

and I lay down my life for the sheep; which proves him to be the good shepherd, John 10:11. The Vulgate Latin version reads, "for my sheep"; which were his, by the Father's gift, and for no other has he laid down his life. The Ethiopic version, as before, renders it, or rather explains it, "I lay down my life for the redemption of my sheep".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15-18. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father—What claim to absolute equality with the Father could exceed this? (See on [1819]Mt 11:27).

and I lay down my life for the sheep—How sublime this, immediately following the lofty claim of the preceding clause! It is the riches and the poverty of "the Word made flesh"—one glorious Person reaching at once up to the Throne and down even to the dust of death, "that we might live through Him." A candid interpretation of the words, "for the sheep," ought to go far to establish the special relation of the vicarious death of Christ to the Church.

John 10:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus the Good Shepherd
14"I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16"I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:27
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Luke 10:22
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."

John 10:11
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:17
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life--only to take it up again.

John 10:18
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."
Treasury of Scripture

As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

As.

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is …

John 6:46 Not that any man has seen the Father, save he which is of God, he …

John 8:55 Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, …

John 17:25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known …

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the …

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, …

Revelation 5:2-9 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy …

and I.

John 10:11,17 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep…

John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Isaiah 53:4-6,8,10 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did …

Daniel 9:26 And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but …

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, …

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this …

Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse …

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

1 Timothy 2:5,6 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that …

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, …

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

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