John 10:17 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Therefore doth my Father love me," (dia touto me ho pater agapa) "On account of this the Father loves me," Joh 5:20; Eph 5:2; Php_2:9. Because I am the: 1) Good Shepherd, Joh 10:11; Joh 10:14; John 2) The Great Shepherd, Heb 13:20; Hebrews , 3) The Chief Shepherd, 1Pe 5:1-4; the door (the entrance) for salvation and service into the sheepfold, the church or house of God, that Jesus built, in this age and of Israel and the church of the millennial age, Heb 3:1-3; 1Ti 3:15.

2) "Because I lay down my life," (hoti ego tithemi ten psuchen mou) "Because I lay down my soul-life of my own accord," not by force but voluntarily, Isa 53:7-12; Heb 2:9; Php_2:6-8; Luk 23:46. None took it from Him, except He willed to yield to the time and the method of His departure from life.

3) "That I might take it again." (hina palin labo auten) "in order that I may receive or take it again," for Himself and also to receive the Spiritual, eternal bliss of His redeemed in their resurrection bodies, like His one day, 1Jn 3:2; Mat 26:32; Php_3:20-21.

Consult other comments:

John 10:17 - The Greek Testament

John 10:17 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:17 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 10:17 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:17 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:17 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 10:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:17 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:17 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 10:17 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:17 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 10:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:17 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:17 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 10:17 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 10:17 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:17 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:17 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 10:17 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:17 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 10:17 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 10:17 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 10:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:17 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:17 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:17 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:17 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary