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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

  • Faith
  • Toni salvatore
    i will say "Amen" to Mitch Withe's comment. He summarized beautifully what we believers mean to each other. And on that note, I offer up prayers to our brethren who are persecuted in other lands because they too believe.
  • Jesus asked his father to watch over his disciples. He knew that they would face problems and temptations. It is the same way with Jesus followers today and we can be confident that Jesus and his father still care for us.
  • Victoria
    It is so awesome... Knowing that Jesus considers us as "one with him...ans he loves us wirh a love that is separated from ppl "in " the world
  • Mitch Withem for verse 21
    I believe God only sees two types of people on the earth. Those that know Him and those that don't know him. We that know Him truly have His Holy Spirit living within us. Because of His grace and Jesus sacrifice on the cross, we have God himself living within our spirits in this fleshly body. This transcends all the wall we have built and the labels and contentions over essentially trivial details of our different belief systems. If you know Jesus, you and I are one. We will never agree on everything. We both will never be totally correct in how we believe and worship, but when this flesh and our carnal minds are finally stripped away, what is left is pure. Just as God in the old testament called all men Adam, when he looks at us he sees Jesus.
  • Thomas Spivey
    Ask yourself one question, does the Father hear and answer Jesus when He prays? If so then you can rest in this knowlage. His prayer basically covers all who simply except and believe he is praying for you and not just you alone. This is the key to entering God 's Rest.BELIEVE IT!

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