John 17:4

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue glorified thee on the earth: I haue finished the worke which thou gauest me to doe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I glorified thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which thou hast given me to do.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have given you glory on the earth, having done all the work which you gave me to do.
- Basic English Bible

I have glorified *thee* on the earth, I have completed the work which thou gavest me that I should do it;
- Darby Bible

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
- Webster's Bible

I have glorified Thee on earth, having done perfectly the work which by Thine appointment has been mine to do.
- Weymouth Bible

I glorified you on the earth. I have accomplished the work which you have given me to do.
- World English Bible

Y haue clarified thee on the erthe, Y haue endid the werk, that thou hast youun to me to do.
- Wycliffe Bible

I did glorify Thee on the earth, the work I did finish that Thou hast given me, that I may do [it].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:4


17:4 I have finished the work - Thus have I glorified thee, laying the foundation of thy kingdom on earth.


People's Bible Notes for John 17:4


Joh 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth. He had done this because he could say, "I have finished the work that thou gavest me to do".

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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