Parallel Verses

Amplified

No one takes it away from Me, but I lay it down voluntarily. I am authorized and have power to lay it down and to give it up, and I am authorized and have power to take it back. This command I have received from My Father.”

New American Standard Bible

No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to take it up again. I have received this command from My Father.”

International Standard Version

No one is taking it from me; I lay it down of my own free will. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again. This is what my Father has commanded me."

A Conservative Version

No man takes it 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.

American Standard Version

No one taketh it away 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 received I from my Father.

An Understandable Version

No one is taking it away from me, but I am giving it up voluntarily. I have the right to give it up and I have the right to take it back again. I received the commandment to do this from my Father."

Anderson New Testament

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. This commandment I have received from my Father.

Bible in Basic English

No one takes it away from me; I give it up of myself. I have power to give it up, and I have power to take it again. These orders I have from my Father.

Common New Testament

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from my Father."

Daniel Mace New Testament

no man can take it from me, but I voluntarily lay it down: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. this is the order I have received from my father.

Darby 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.

Godbey New Testament

No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and power to receive it again. I received this commandment from my Father.

Goodspeed New Testament

No one has taken it from me, but I am giving it of my own accord. I have power to give it, and I have power to take it back again. These are the orders I have received from my Father."

John Wesley New Testament

No one 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.

Julia Smith Translation

No one takes it away 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 command received I of my Father.

King James 2000

No man takes 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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down {voluntarily}. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take possession of it again. This commandment I received from my Father."

Modern King James verseion

No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down from Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. I have received this commandment from My Father.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

No man taketh it from me: but I put it away of myself. I have power to put it from me, and power I have to take it again. This commandment have I received of my father."

Moffatt New Testament

No one takes it from me, I lay it down of my own accord: I have power to lay it down and also power to take it up again; I have my Father's orders for this.

Montgomery New Testament

"No man is taking it away from me. I am laying it down on my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."

NET Bible

No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own free will. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again. This commandment I received from my Father."

New Heart 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."

Noyes New Testament

No one taketh 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; this charge I received from my Father.

Sawyer New Testament

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have a right to lay it down, and I have a right to take it again; this commandment have I received from my Father.

The Emphasized Bible

No one, forced it from me, but, I, lay it down, of myself, - Authority, have I, to lay it down, and, authority, have I, again, to receive it: This commandment, received I, from my Father.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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 I have received from my Father.

Twentieth Century New Testament

No one took it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to receive it again. This is the command which I received from my Father."

Webster

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 from my Father.

Weymouth New Testament

No one is taking it away from me, but I myself am laying it down. I am authorized to lay it down, and I am authorized to receive it back again. This is the command I received from my Father."

Williams New Testament

No one has taken it from me, but I am giving it as a free gift. I have the right to give it and I have the right to take it back. I have gotten this order from 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."

Worrell New Testament

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. This commandment I received from My Father.

Worsley New Testament

None 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 I have received from my Father.

Youngs 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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

αἴρω 
Airo 
take up, take away, take, away with, lift up, bear,
Usage: 52

it







Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

me
ἐμοῦ 
Emou 
me, my, mine
Usage: 36

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

lay
τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71

τίθημι 
Tithemi 
τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71
Usage: 71

of
ἀπό 
Apo 
παρά 
Para 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 490
Usage: 145

ἐμαυτοῦ ἐμαυτῷ ἐμαυτόν 
Emautou 
Usage: 21

I have
ἔχω 
Echo 
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479
Usage: 479

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79
Usage: 79

to lay
τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

to take
λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

πάλιν 
Palin 
Usage: 120

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 10:18

Images John 10:18

Prayers for John 10:18

Context Readings

Jesus As The Good Shepherd

17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My [own] life so that I may take it back. 18 No one takes it away from Me, but I lay it down voluntarily. I am authorized and have power to lay it down and to give it up, and I am authorized and have power to take it back. This command I have received from My Father.” 19 A division [of opinion] occurred again among the Jews because of these words [of His].



Cross References

John 15:10

If you keep My commandments and obey My teaching, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.

John 14:31

but so that the world may know [without any doubt] that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father has commanded Me [and act in full agreement with Him]. Get up, let us go from here.

John 10:17

For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My [own] life so that I may take it back.

Hebrews 2:9

But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while [by taking on the limitations of humanity], crowned with glory and honor because of His suffering of death, so that by the grace of God [extended to sinners] He might experience death for [the sins of] everyone.

Psalm 40:6-8


Sacrifice and meal offering You do not desire, nor do You delight in them;
You have opened my ears and given me the capacity to hear [and obey Your word];
Burnt offerings and sin offerings You do not require.

Isaiah 53:10-12


Yet the Lord was willing
To crush Him, causing Him to suffer;
If He would give Himself as a guilt offering [an atonement for sin],
He shall see His [spiritual] offspring,
He shall prolong His days,
And the will (good pleasure) of the Lord shall succeed and prosper in His hand.

Matthew 26:53-56

Do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will immediately provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?

John 2:19-21

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

John 5:30

“I can do nothing on my own initiative or authority. Just as I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just (fair, righteous, unbiased), because I do not seek My own will, but only the will of Him who sent Me.

John 6:38

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me.

John 10:11

I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His [own] life for the sheep.

John 10:15

even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father—and I lay down My [very own] life [sacrificing it] for the benefit of the sheep.

John 18:5-6

They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” Jesus said, “I am He.” And Judas, who was betraying Him, was also standing with them.

John 19:11

Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me at all if it had not been given to you from above. For this reason the sin and guilt of the one who handed Me over to you is greater [than your own].”

Acts 2:24

But God raised Him up, releasing Him and bringing an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in death’s power.

Acts 2:32

God raised this Jesus [bodily from the dead], and of that [fact] we are all witnesses.

Acts 3:15

But you killed the Prince (Author, Originator, Source) of life, whom God raised [bodily] from the dead. To this [fact] we are witnesses [for we have seen the risen Christ].

Philippians 2:6-8

who, although He existed in the form and unchanging essence of God [as One with Him, possessing the fullness of all the divine attributes—the entire nature of deity], did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped or asserted [as if He did not already possess it, or was afraid of losing it];

Titus 2:14

who [willingly] gave Himself [to be crucified] on our behalf to redeem us and purchase our freedom from all wickedness, and to purify for Himself a chosen and very special people to be His own possession, who are enthusiastic for doing what is good.

Hebrews 2:14-15

Therefore, since [these His] children share in flesh and blood [the physical nature of mankind], He Himself in a similar manner also shared in the same [physical nature, but without sin], so that through [experiencing] death He might make powerless (ineffective, impotent) him who had the power of death—that is, the devil—

Hebrews 5:6-9

just as He also says in another place,

You are a priest [appointed] forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 10:6-10


In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have taken no delight.

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