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

  • BJ
    God and Jesus are one they were one before the world began. He always was and always will be. It always was God the Father, God the Son and god the Holy Ghost. They all have separate duties and description but they are one. Jesus did the work God gave him to do and finished the work.
  • John B
    In the beginning he said let US make man. Jesus said I and my Father are one. For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and cleave unto his wife and they twain shall be one.
    Like the Father and Son are one.
  • BSP
    Verse 26: Jesus made God's name known. In imitation of Jesus, we should make God's name, Jehovah, known worldwide.
  • 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