John 10:18
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English Standard Version
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”

King James Bible
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 of my Father.

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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."

John 10:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Taketh away (αἴρει)

Some texts read ἤρεν, took away. According to this reading the word would point back to the work of Jesus as conceived and accomplished in the eternal counsel of God, where His sacrifice of Himself was not exacted, but was His own spontaneous offering in harmony with the Father's will.

I lay it down of myself

Wyc., I put it from myself.

Power (ἐξουσίαν)

Rev., in margin, right. See on John 1:12.

Commandment (ἐντολὴν)

See on James 2:8.

John 10:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

man.

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

John 19:11 Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above...

Matthew 26:53-56 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me 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 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed...

Acts 2:24,32 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it...

Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; whereof 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 purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous 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 honor...

This.

John 6:38 For 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 gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

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

Psalm 40:6-8 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required...

Hebrews 5:6-9 As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec...

Hebrews 10:6-10 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure...

Cross References
Matthew 26:53
Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?

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

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

John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:15
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

John 14:31
but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

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

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