New King James Version (NKJV)
“14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As ‘the Father’ [ha-‘Ab: the-Principal, the-Chief, etc..] knows Me, even so I know ‘the Father’ [ha-‘Ab: the-Principal, the-Chief, etc..]; and I lay down My life for the sheep.”
Messiah lived and died the Principal’s Word and Works, as foretold, obedient to that Word and Works; that salvation may be – an example to live – an eternal promise!
(Also See John 14:12)
Paraphrasing YH’shua, ” ‘Your’ (Israel’s ‘Elohiym’s) ‘Will’ (Word and Works) be done ‘on earth’ (IN US) as it is in heaven.”
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
Father: 1 ‘ab awb a primitive word; father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application):–chief, (fore-)father(-less), X patrimony, principal. Compare names in “Abi-“.
“YHWH (YH, I AM, etc..): “Modern scholars generally agree that YHWH is derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), “to be, become, come to pass”, an archaic form of which is הוה (h-w-h), with a third person masculine y- prefix, equivalent to English “he”. They connect it to [eg.] Exodus 3:14, [ETC..] where the divinity [‘Elohiym of Israel] who spoke with Moses responds to a question about his name by declaring: אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh asher ehyeh), “I am that I am” or “I will be what I will be”(in Biblical Hebrew the form of the verb here is not associated with any particular English tense).
[THE NAME (Expression), THAT IDENTIFIES THE WORD AND WORKS, OF ISRAEL’S ‘ELOHIYM; “I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE”]….Cont’d at Source: Tetragrammaton”