John 17:20

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither pray I for these alone; but for them also which shall beleeue on me through their word:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word;
- American Standard Version (1901)

My prayer is not for them only, but for all who will have faith in me through their word;
- Basic English Bible

And I do not demand for these only, but also for those who believe on me through their word;
- Darby Bible

Neither pray I for these alone; but for them also who shall believe on me through their word.
- Webster's Bible

Nor is it for them alone that I make request. It is also for those who trust in me through their teaching;
- Weymouth Bible

Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word,
- World English Bible

And Y preye not oneli for hem, but also for hem that schulden bileue in to me bi the word of hem;
- Wycliffe Bible

`And not in regard to these alone do I ask, but also in regard to those who shall be believing, through their word, in me;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:20


17:20 For them who will believe - In all ages.


People's Bible Notes for John 17:20


Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone. We enter upon the third section of the prayer, that for all disciples in every age.

Discussion for John 17

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 17:19 AND FOR THIER SAKES I SANCTIFY MYSELF THAT THEY ALSO MIGHT BE SANCTIFIED THROUGH THE TRUTH *** HEBREWS 2:11 FOR BOTH HE THAT SANCTIFIETH AND THEY WHO ARE SANCTIFIED ARE ALL OF ONE FOR WHICH CAUSE HE IS NOT ASHAMED TO CALL THEM BRETHREN *** HEBREWS 13:12 WHEREFORE JESUS ALSO THAT HE MIGHT SANCTIFY THE PEOPLE WITH HIS OWN BLOOD SUFFERED WITHOUT THE GATE ***
  • 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.

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