John 17:17

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sanctifie them through thy trueth: thy word is trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Sanctify them in the truth: thy word is truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make them holy by the true word: your word is the true word.
- Basic English Bible

Sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth.
- Darby Bible

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
- Webster's Bible

Make them holy in the truth: Thy Message is truth.
- Weymouth Bible

Sanctify them in your truth. Your word is truth.
- World English Bible

Halewe thou hem in treuth; thi word is treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

sanctify them in Thy truth, Thy word is truth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:17


17:17 Sanctify - Consecrate them by the anointing of thy Spirit to their office, and perfect them in holiness, by means of thy word.


People's Bible Notes for John 17:17


Joh 17:17,18 Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. To sanctify is to render holy, or to consecrate. Those sanctified are saints. The means of canonization is not a Pope, but the "truth"; and, lest some should mistake, Christ adds, Thy word is truth. He prays for their consecration by the power of the word in their hearts. Every disciple should be thus consecrated, but the means is not a miraculous work of grace, but the reception of God's word into our hearts and the complete surrender to his will spoken in his word.

Discussion for John 17

  • Miriam
    John 17 clearly shows us that Jesus pleaded for our case then as he is still doing now before our Father.Jesus extended the love and blessings from God to whoever believes,seeks and acknowledges Him.

    Jesus further asks God to bless his followers while still in the world not to take us out of it but to keep evil away from them.
    God's love is so manifested by Jesus,Glory to Him
  • Ppastor Troy
    Never noticed before but seems like the first part of the prayer Jesus is praying for His disciples. Then vs 20 stars praying for those that believe their word to be one. . wow does that include me.
  • Valerie Jones
    Breathtaking. This is true Agape' Love. Thank God for Jesus that day by day we can walk in this same love and truly have this kind of love for one another.
  • Jerry A Rebolledo
    Lord Jesus bring me ever closer to thee and take my anxiety and fears and cleanse me with thy precious blood once and for all.burn into my heart that thy atoning death paid my sin debt in full and use me and mold me as you see fit.you are the way to life eternal, my spiritual life is thy hands LORD JESUS amen!
  • Bob DeHaan
    Do you know Jesus Christ like he must be known. That being Jesus should be more important than your wife and family. He needs to be our first love always. He is our constant truth and gives us our bearings as we live our lives for Him each day, because it truly matters to the Godhead. May you know Eternal Life in Christ Jesus.
  • Neil Scott
    "These words spake Jesus"
    What a loaded statement! Could anybody else have spoken them? Is there anybody else qualified to make them? If John had stopped at these four words could anybody have imagined what was to follow? "These words", revealed the heart of the 'Word'.

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