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John 10:17-18

10:17 This is why the Father loves me 1  – because I lay down my life, 2  so that I may take it back again. 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down 3  of my own free will. 4  I have the authority 5  to lay it down, and I have the authority 6  to take it back again. This commandment 7  I received from my Father.”

1 tn Grk “Because of this the Father loves me.”

2 tn Or “die willingly.”

3 tn Or “give it up.”

4 tn Or “of my own accord.” “Of my own free will” is given by BDAG 321 s.v. ἐμαυτοῦ c.

5 tn Or “I have the right.”

6 tn Or “I have the right.”

7 tn Or “order.”

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