New Living Translation
"The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:17 I lay down my life that I may take it again - I cheerfully die to expiate the sins of men, to the end I may rise again for their justification.
[Footnote: Preached before the Baptist Missionary Society.] 'Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock and one Shepherd.'--JOHN x. 16 (R.V.). There were many strange and bitter lessons in this discourse for the false shepherds, the Pharisees, to whom it was first spoken. But there was not one which would jar more upon their minds, and as they fancied, on their sacredest convictions, than this, that God's flock …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Gifts to the Flock
The Good Shepherd
January the Seventeenth Spiritual Discernment
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.
just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.
You love justice and hate evil. Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else."
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