New American Standard Bible
"For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.
King James Bible
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Darby Bible Translation
On this account the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again.
World English Bible
Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
Young's Literal Translation
'Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I lay down my life - I give myself to die for my people, in Jewish and pagan lands. I offer myself a sacrifice to show the willingness of my Father to save them; to provide an atonement, and thus to open the way for their salvation. This proves that the salvation of man was an object dear to God, and that it was a source of special gratification to him that his Son was willing to lay down his life to accomplish his great purposes of benevolence.
That I might take it again - Be raised up from the dead, and glorified, and still carry on the work of redemption. See this same sentiment sublimely expressed in Philippians 2:5-11.
LibraryMay 11 Evening
My sheep hear my voice.--JOHN 10:27. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, 1 will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled. I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
April 19 Morning
The Good Shepherd
Abbott -- the Divinity in Humanity
"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
"YOU HAVE LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HATED LAWLESSNESS; THEREFORE GOD, YOUR GOD, HAS ANOINTED YOU WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS ABOVE YOUR COMPANIONS."
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