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17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18 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 charge I have received from my Father.”[a]Read full chapter
- 10.18 Throughout the Gospel, Jesus insists that he is master of his own life and no one takes it from him; cf. 18.6 (at his arrest); 19.11 (before Pilate); 19.30 (on the cross).