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.

3) "I have power to lay it down," (eksousian echo theinai auten) "I hold the authority to lay it down," or to retain it, a thing men do not have, Joh 3:35; Joh 12:32.

4) "And I have power to take it again." (kai eksousian echo palin labein auten) "And I have, hold, or own authority to take it again," to reserve it, Joh 2:19; Joh 14:1-3.

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.

Consult other comments:

John 10:18 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 10:18 - The Greek Testament

John 10:18 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 10:18 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 10:18 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 10:18 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 10:18 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 10:18 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:18 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:18 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 10:18 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 10:18 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 10:18 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 10:18 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 10:18 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 10:18 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 10:18 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 10:18 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 10:18 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 10:18 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 10:18 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 10:18 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 10:18 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 10:18 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 10:18 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary