John 17:23

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I in them, and thou in mee, that they may bee made perfect in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loued them, as thou hast loued me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that thou didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou lovedst me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I in them, and you in me, so that they may be made completely one, and so that it may become clear to all men that you have sent me and that they are loved by you as I am loved by you.
- Basic English Bible

I in them and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one [and] that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and [that] thou hast loved them as thou hast loved me.
- Darby Bible

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me.
- Webster's Bible

I in them and Thou in me; that they may stand perfected in one; that the world may come to understand that Thou didst send me and hast loved them with the same love as that with which Thou hast loved me.
- Weymouth Bible

I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.
- World English Bible

as we ben oon; Y in hem, and thou in me, that thei be endid in to oon; and that the world knowe, that thou sentist me, and hast loued hem, as thou hast loued also me.
- Wycliffe Bible

I in them, and Thou in me, that they may be perfected into one, and that the world may know that Thou didst send me, and didst love them as Thou didst love me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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