John 10:18 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "No man taketh it from me," (oudies heren auten ap' emou) "No one took it from me." To the end He had power to choose another time of exit from life as He asserted, Mat 26:53.
2) "But I lay it down of myself." (all' ego tithemi auten ap' emautou) "But I lay it down from myself," from my own choice, for the redemption of the whole world and the purchase of the church with His own blood, Heb 2:9; Act 20:28; Eph 5:25.
5) "This commandment have I received of my Father." (tauten ten entolen elabon para tou patros mou "This commandment I received directly from my Father," to dispose of His life and begin or resume it again, Joh 6:38; Rom 8:11. In doing this He was fulfilling the will and purpose of His Father.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.