John 17:3

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this is life eternall, that they might know thee the onely true God, and Iesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, `even' Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this is eternal life: to have knowledge of you, the only true God, and of him whom you have sent, even Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

And this is the eternal life, that they should know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
- Darby Bible

And this is life eternal, that they may know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
- Webster's Bible

And in this consists the Life of the Ages--in knowing Thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.
- Weymouth Bible

This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

And this is euerlastynge lijf, that thei knowe thee very God aloone, and whom thou hast sent, Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this is the life age-during, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and him whom Thou didst send -- Jesus Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:3


17:3 To know - By loving, holy faith, thee the only true God - The only cause and end of all things; not excluding the Son and the Holy Ghost, no more than the Father is excluded from being Lord, #1Cor 8:6|; but the false gods of the heathens; and Jesus Christ - As their prophet, priest, and king: this is life eternal - It is both the way to, and the essence of, everlasting happiness.


People's Bible Notes for John 17:3


Joh 17:3 This life is eternal, that they might know thee, etc. The knowledge of God as manifested in Jesus Christ is the first requisite to salvation and life eternal. They key to that knowledge is faith and love.

Discussion for John 17

  • Carrillo.juan
    May we continue to keep the faith.
  • ApostleZee
    Jesus's prayer of protection and keeping power of His Father for all that receive Him as LORD and Savior. Jesus the Christ...
  • Olorunfemi O. Paul
    A life without Jesus Christ is worthless. Come to him today for abundant peace and security to life beyond the present World. Thank God am born again
  • 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.