John 10:17

17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again.

John 10:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
ESV
17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.
NLT
17 “The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again.
MSG
17 This is why the Father loves me: because I freely lay down my life. And so I am free to take it up again.
CSB
17 This is why the Father loves Me, because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again.

John 10:17 In-Context

15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again.
18 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.”
19 The Jews who heard these words were again divided.

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