John 10:17
Good News Translation
"The Father loves me because I am willing to give up my life, in order that I may receive it back again.

Contemporary English Version
The Father loves me, because I give up my life, so I may receive it back again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

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

John 3:25 And there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews, concerning purification.

John 15:9,10 As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love. . . .

John 17:4,5,24-26 I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. . . .

Isaiah 42:1,21 Behold my servant, I will uphold him: my elect, my soul delighteth in him: I have given my spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. . . .

Isaiah 53:7-12 He was offered because it was his own will, and he opened not his mouth: he shall be led as a sheep to the slaughter, and shall be dumb as a lamb before his shearer, and he shall not open his mouth. . . .

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour: that, through the grace of God he might taste death for all.

Context
Jesus the Good Shepherd
16And other sheep I have that 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. 17Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18No man taketh it away from me: but I lay it down of myself. And I have power to lay it down: and I have power to take it up again. This commandment have I received of my Father.…
Cross References
John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep.

John 10:15
As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.

Hebrews 1:9
Thou hast loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Additional Translations
The reason the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life in order to take it up again.

Because of this, the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it;
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