New International Version
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life--only to take it up 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore doth my Father love me - As I shall be shortly crucified by you, do not imagine that I am abandoned by my heavenly Father, and therefore fall thus into your hands. The Father loveth me particularly on this account, because I am going to lay down my life for the life of the world. Again, do not suppose that I shall be put to death by your rulers, because I have not strength to resist them. I Lay Down my life voluntarily and cheerfully; no one can take it away from me, see John 10:18; and I shall give you the fullest proof of my supreme power by raising, in three days, that very crucified, wounded body from the grave.
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I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.--JOHN 10:10. In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.--She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.--If by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
December 10 Morning
The Shepherd of Our Souls.
On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 14, "I am the Good Shepherd," Etc. Against the Donatists.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
just 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 wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy."
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