John 10:15
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.

Berean Study Bible
just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep.

Berean Literal Bible
As the Father knows Me, I also 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.

Christian Standard Bible
just as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.

Contemporary English Version
Just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I give up my life for my 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.

New Heart English Bible
even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. 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.

New American Standard 1977
even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the 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,
Study Bible
Jesus the Good Shepherd
14I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know Me, 15just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep. 16I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in as well, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:27
All things have been entrusted 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 entrusted 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 the Father loves Me is that I lay down My life in order 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 charge I have 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 hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

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

John 8:55
Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

and I.

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

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

Isaiah 53:4-6,8,10
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted…







Lexicon
just as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατὴρ (Patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

knows
γινώσκει (ginōskei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

Me
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

and I
κἀγὼ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

know
γινώσκω (ginōskō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father.
Πατέρα (Patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

I lay down
τίθημι (tithēmi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

life
ψυχήν (psychēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

for
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sheep.
προβάτων (probatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4263: A sheep. Probably neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward, i.e., a sheep.
(15) As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father.--Better, . . . and I know the Father. Our version, by its rendering, and by the division of verses, fails to give the full meaning, and there is thus, indeed, no reason for the assertion of the mutual knowledge of the Father and the Son. But connecting the words with those of the previous verse, we have, "I am the Good Shepherd, and know those who are Mine, and those who are Mine know Me, even as the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father." This deeper sense of union between the human spirit and Himself, and the wondrous likening of it to the union of Himself and the Father, is present to His mind as the close of His work on earth draws near. We find it again in John 14:20; John 15:10; John 17:8; John 17:21. It is bound up with the thought of the love which lays down His own life for them. This is repeated here and again in John 10:17-18.

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.
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