18 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.

References for John 10:18

    • a 10:18 - Exousia: right to act as well as power. Hence used for magistracy: see Matt. 10.1.
    • b 10:18 - Para with gen.: see ch. 6.45.