John 10:18
Good News Translation
No one takes my life away from me. I give it up of my own free will. I have the right to give it up, and I have the right to take it back. This is what my Father has commanded me to do."

Contemporary English Version
No one takes my life from me. I give it up willingly! I have the power to give it up and the power to receive it back again, just as my Father commanded me to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
No 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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

No 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.

man.

John 18:5,6 They answered him: Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith to them: I am he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, stood with them. . . .

John 19:11 Jesus answered: Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered me to thee hath the greater sin.

Matthew 26:53-56 Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently more than twelve legions of angels? . . .

but.

John 2:19-21 Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple; and in three days I will raise it up. . . .

Isaiah 53:10-12 And the Lord was pleased to bruise him in infirmity: if he shall lay down his life for sin, he shall see a longlived seed, and the will of the Lord shall be prosperous in his hand. . . .

Acts 2:24,32 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the sorrows of hell, as it was impossible that he should be holden by it. . . .

Acts 3:15 But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead: of which we are witnesses.

Philippians 2:6-8 Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: . . .

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.

Hebrews 2:9,14,15 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. . . .

This.

John 6:38 Because I came down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him that sent me.

John 14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father: and as the Father hath given me commandments, so do I. Arise, let us go hence.

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love: as I also have kept my Father's commandments and do abide in his love.

Psalm 40:6-8 Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require: . . .

Hebrews 5:6-9 As he saith also in another place: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech. . . .

Hebrews 10:6-10 Holocausts for sin did not please thee. . . .

Context
Jesus the Good 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. 19A dissension rose again among the Jews for these words.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:53
Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently more than twelve legions of angels?

John 2:19
Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple; and in three days I will raise it up.

John 5:26
For as the Father hath life in himself, so he hath given to the Son also to have life in himself.

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.

John 14:31
But that the world may know that I love the Father: and as the Father hath given me commandments, so do I. Arise, let us go hence.

John 15:10
If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love: as I also have kept my Father's commandments and do abide in his love.

Philippians 2:8
He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross.

Hebrews 5:8
And whereas indeed he was the Son of God, he learned obedience by the things which he suffered.

Additional Translations
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 charge I have received from My Father.”

No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. This commandment I received from My Father."

No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

No one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment received I from my Father.

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment of my Father.

No one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment received I from my Father.

No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received from my Father.

No one is taking it away from me, but I myself am laying it down. I am authorized to lay it down, and I am authorized to receive it back again. This is the command I received from my Father."

No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."

no one doth take it from me, but I lay it down of myself; authority I have to lay it down, and authority I have again to take it; this command I received from my Father.'
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