Parallel Verses

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.”

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.

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.

Amplified

No one takes it away from Me. On the contrary, I lay it down voluntarily. [I put it from Myself.] I am authorized and have power to lay it down (to resign it) and I am authorized and have power to take it back again. These are the instructions (orders) which I have received [as My charge] 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 I have received of my Father.

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.'

Verse Picture

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 This is why the Father loves Me, because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again. 18 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.” 19 Again a division took place among the Jews because of these words.



Cross References

John 15:10

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

John 14:31

On the contrary, I am going away so that the world may know that I love the Father. Just as the Father commanded Me, so I do.“Get up; let’s leave this place.

John 10:17

This is why the Father loves Me, because I am laying down My life so I may take it up again.

Hebrews 2:9

But we do see Jesus—made lower than the angels for a short time so that by God’s grace He might taste death for everyone—crowned with glory and honor because of His suffering in death.

Psalm 40:6-8

You do not delight in sacrifice and offering;
You open my ears to listen.
You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.

Isaiah 53:10-12

Yet the Lord was pleased to crush Him severely.
When You make Him a restitution offering,
He will see His seed, He will prolong His days,
and by His hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished.

Matthew 26:53-56

Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels?

John 2:19-21

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

John 5:30

“I can do nothing on My own. I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

John 6:38

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

John 10:11

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:15

as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep.

John 18:5-6

“Jesus the Nazarene,” they answered.“I am He,” Jesus told them. Judas, who betrayed Him, was also standing with them.

John 19:11

“You would have no authority over Me at all,” Jesus answered him, “if it hadn’t been given you from above. This is why the one who handed Me over to you has the greater sin.”

Acts 2:24

God raised Him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.

Acts 2:32

“God has resurrected this Jesus. We are all witnesses of this.

Acts 3:15

You killed the source of life, whom God raised from the dead; we are witnesses of this.

Philippians 2:6-8

who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage.

Titus 2:14

He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.

Hebrews 2:14-15

Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, Jesus also shared in these, so that through His death He might destroy the one holding the power of death—that is, the Devil

Hebrews 5:6-9

also said in another passage, You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 10:6-10

You did not delight
in whole burnt offerings and sin offerings.

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