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

  • ASWAN
    just God the omnipresent
  • MockingBird
    There are many god's and anti-christ's in the world : There is only one True God and that is Jesus Christ. Through Him we obtain eternal life : we will die in this life : but in all totality we are not dead , just our bodies die : When we are born again we never die !!! Isn't that totally AWESOME !!! Praise God for eternal life through Jesus Christ !!!!
  • Norm
    2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 1 John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come and even now already is it in the world. Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
  • Tilda
    Hallelujah,knowing the true God and believing that the same God sent us Jesus Christ is eternal life,now the word says my people perish because of lack of knowledge meaning,if you dont know the true God and also believe in Him you will not have eternal life,therefore goes to the bottomless pit,wow Just knowing Him then i have eternal life,GLORY TO JESUS
  • Nonye
    verse 3 says that knowing God and Jesus Christ brings life eternal. Also verse 22 says that we should be one as Jesus Christ and God are one. this calls for unity in the body of Christ. unity in Spirit.
    my prayer is that God will make us one in Christ Jesus as He and God are one.
  • Christine Helms
    We have to be one with Jesus shall not be divided. Because we will not stand God is not author of confusion
    Lord make us one

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