John 17:2

As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As thou hast giuen him power ouer all flesh, that he should giue eternall life to as many as thou hast giuen him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even as thou gavest him authority over all flesh, that to all whom thou hast given him, he should give eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even as you gave him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all those whom you have given to him.
- Basic English Bible

as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that [as to] all that thou hast given to him, he should give them life eternal.
- Darby Bible

As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
- Webster's Bible

even as Thou hast given Him authority over all mankind, so that on all whom Thou hast given Him He may bestow the Life of the Ages.
- Weymouth Bible

even as you gave him authority over all flesh, he will give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
- World English Bible

As thou hast youun to hym power on ech fleisch, that al thing that thou hast youun to hym, he yyue to hem euerlastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

according as Thou didst give to him authority over all flesh, that -- all that Thou hast given to him -- he may give to them life age-during;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:2


17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh - This answers to glorify thy Son. That he may give eternal life, &c. - This answers to that thy Son may glorify thee. To all whom thou hast given him - To all believers. This is a clear proof that Christ designed his sacrifice should avail for all: yea, that all flesh, every man, should partake of everlasting life. For as the Father had given him power over all flesh, so he gave himself a ransom for all.


People's Bible Notes for John 17:2


Joh 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh. This shows how the Son is to be glorified. It is by "giving him all power in heaven and earth" (Mt 28:18), and "committing all things" (Joh 3:35 13:3) to him, raising him from the dead so that "he should give eternal life".

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