John 10:17-18 ESV

17 1For this reason the Father loves me, 2because 3I lay down my life that I may take it up again.

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18 4No one takes it from me, but 5I lay it down 6of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and 7I have authority to take it up again. 8This charge I have received from my Father."

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