|English Standard Version (© 2001)|
since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
King James Bible
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
American Standard Version
even as thou gavest him authority over all flesh, that to all whom thou hast given him, he should give eternal life.
Young's Literal Translation
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;
John 17:2 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
Rev., rightly, authority. See on John 1:12.
A Hebrew phrase, denoting the whole of humanity in its imperfection. See Genesis 6:12; Psalm 65:2; Isaiah 40:5, etc.
That He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him (ἵνα πᾶν ὃ δέδωκας αὐτῷ, δώσῃ αὐτοῖς ζωὴν αἰώνιον)
Literally, that all that Thou hast given Him, to them He should give eternal life. All (πᾶν), singular number, regards the body of Christian disciples collectively: to them, individually.
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