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

  • Miss P
    The Most wonderful prayer in the whole bible. God wants people who are going to : Fear, Obey, Believe and be Faithful to Jesus. Period!
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: We must look in to our hearts and find what's there. God can see our hearts, we will before him confess the Jesus is God. Love Love Love
  • A disciple
    Janet; Ignorance mostly because we are raised in a society where ignorance and the heathen bullies those who are better than them, and so good and smart children with great potential are subdued by fear, because they want to be accepted and fit in. How many are the tragedies of beautiful children lost to drugs and a life characterized by self-indulgence and moral corruption and spiritual laziness!
  • Janet
    Disciple, you are right about your comment on Reg. Some do it out of ignorance but some laziness. Even human beings names are not spelt with small letters.
  • Ray321
    John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. People today don't know who Jesus is. Jesus is God.
  • A disciple
    Reg; It should very much matter to you to show the appropriate reverence and respect, and see that Christ and God is capitalized when you write! You can do that by holding the "shift" key while typing the C and the G! However one has or has not enough training and practice to write well; it is important that they learn; and I will always push on that: for it will only be for your benefit and good.

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