John 17:25

O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

O righteous Father, the world hath not knowen thee, but I haue knowen thee, and these haue knowen that thou hast sent me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O righteous Father, the world knew thee not, but I knew thee; and these knew that thou didst send me;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Father of righteousness, I have knowledge of you, though the world has not; and to these it is clear that you sent me;
- Basic English Bible

Righteous Father, -- and the world has not known thee, but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
- Darby Bible

O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
- Webster's Bible

And, righteous Father, though the world has failed to recognize Thee, I have known Thee, and these have perceived that Thou didst send me.
- Weymouth Bible

Righteous Father, the world hasn't known you, but I knew you; and these knew that you sent me.
- World English Bible

Fadir, riytfuli the world knew thee not, but Y knew thee, and these knewen, that thou sentist me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Righteous Father, also the world did not know Thee, and I knew Thee, and these have known that Thou didst send me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:25


17:25 Righteous Father - The admission of believers to God through Christ, flows even from the justice of God.


Discussion for John 17:25

  • Rev. Autrey for verse 25
    John 17, verse 25 says, O RIGHTEOUS FATHER, THE WORLD DOESN 'T KNOW YOU, BUT I DO, AND THESE DISCIPLES KNOW YOU SENT ME. What greater proof that the Father is not the way God talked to the people of old. If he were, Jesus could have never made this statement. What I sm saying is, Jesus is the way God spoke to us then, and the way he spaks to us now. That 's why Jesus can say to us that he is always with us, and always has been with us. What we must understand that God is a Trinity. That is, he has more than one personality. The Father is the way God makes his decisions about our salvation. The Holy Spirit is the way God inspires us to believe. But Jesus is the way God speaks to us. And furthermore, these personalities talk among themselves. This is what we see taking place in John 17. The mind of God is talking to itself, or among itself. This is what God has always done. This means that God was not lonely before he made us. He talkedto himsef. This is not a hard concept to understand. We, as limited humans, have a similiar capibility. We often talk to ourselves. So in the mind of God, we see Jesus talking to the Father. We don 't hear what the Father is saying because God never speaks to us by his personality the Father. It 's always as Jesus. This is how God speaks to us in the Book of John, "Hi, I d like to say good day to you, again. I am Jesus. The Father sends his greetings, too. " And when we ask Jesus to show us the Father, he says, "When you see me, you see the Father who sent me, " meaning the Father and Jesus are the same God. Then Jesus says, "By the way, The Holy Spirit says hi, too, " meaning that the Holy Spirit is the same God that the Father and Jesus are. I hope this will help you to know Jesus better!
  • Bob Lellis for verse 25
    Says it all; Stirs the spirit within me.

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