John 17:3

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this is life eternall, that they might know thee the onely true God, and Iesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, `even' Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this is eternal life: to have knowledge of you, the only true God, and of him whom you have sent, even Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

And this is the eternal life, that they should know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
- Darby Bible

And this is life eternal, that they may know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
- Webster's Bible

And in this consists the Life of the Ages--in knowing Thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.
- Weymouth Bible

This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

And this is euerlastynge lijf, that thei knowe thee very God aloone, and whom thou hast sent, Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this is the life age-during, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and him whom Thou didst send -- Jesus Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:3


17:3 To know - By loving, holy faith, thee the only true God - The only cause and end of all things; not excluding the Son and the Holy Ghost, no more than the Father is excluded from being Lord, #1Cor 8:6|; but the false gods of the heathens; and Jesus Christ - As their prophet, priest, and king: this is life eternal - It is both the way to, and the essence of, everlasting happiness.


People's Bible Notes for John 17:3


Joh 17:3 This life is eternal, that they might know thee, etc. The knowledge of God as manifested in Jesus Christ is the first requisite to salvation and life eternal. They key to that knowledge is faith and love.

Discussion for John 17:3

  • We want to continuously take in knowledge of Jehovah God. But more is involved than having a mental grasp of God 's qualities and purpose, we also want to have a close bond of love with him.
  • MockingBird for verse 3
    God is the only True God there are many god 's in the world And Jesus Christ whom He has sent only by and through God the Father and Jesus Christ is eternal life. To know Him is to have eternal life. Very broad statement Very real to the fact. I know that I have eternal life though Jesus Christ.
  • Amenjay for verse 3
    not thing is as good, great and wonderful with full life benefits as knowing JESUS, trier will surely convinced YOU that our LORD IS THE TRUE LIGHT AND THE WAY,No failure nor darkness in our LORD
  • Kavitha for verse 3
    here clearly we can understand,17th chapter 1st and second word shows Jesus Christ is directly talking with his father,3rd scripture observe we can clearly understanding Jesus Christ is glorifying His Father. He is saying clearly you have sent me. So here is the meaning when we accept our Heavenly Father is only one God,and Jesus Christ is son of God then only we can get eternal life.
  • Chinedu for verse 3
    John 17:3 It simply mean taking in the knowledge of the only true God and his son Jesus Christ means everlasting life
  • Chinedu for verse 3
    John 17:3 it simply mean having the knowledge of the only true God and his son Jesus Christ means everlasting