New International Version
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 command I 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.
Darby Bible Translation
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment of my Father.
World English Bible
No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."
Young's Literal Translation
no one doth take it from me, but I lay it down of myself; authority I have to lay it down, and authority I have again to take it; this command I received from my Father.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have power - Or, authority, εξουσιαν. Our Lord speaks of himself here as man, or the Messiah, as being God's messenger, and sent upon earth to fulfill the Divine will, in dying and rising again for the salvation of men.
This commandment have I received - That is, I act according to the Divine commandment in executing these things, and giving you this information.
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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.
Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
"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.
but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. "Come now; let us leave.
If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love.
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