John 17:19
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New International Version
For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

New Living Translation
And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.

English Standard Version
And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

New American Standard Bible
"For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

King James Bible
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I sanctify Myself for them, so they also may be sanctified by the truth.

International Standard Version
It is for their sakes that I sanctify myself, so that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth.

NET Bible
And I set myself apart on their behalf, so that they too may be truly set apart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I sanctify myself for them, that they shall be sanctified in the truth.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm dedicating myself to this holy work I'm doing for them so that they, too, will use the truth to be holy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified in the truth.

King James 2000 Bible
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

American King James Version
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

American Standard Version
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

Darby Bible Translation
and I sanctify myself for them, that they also may be sanctified by truth.

English Revised Version
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth.

Weymouth New Testament
and on their behalf I consecrate myself, in order that they may become perfectly consecrated in truth.

World English Bible
For their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

Young's Literal Translation
and for them do I sanctify myself, that they also themselves may be sanctified in truth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:17-19 Christ next prayed for the disciples, that they might not only be kept from evil, but made good. It is the prayer of Jesus for all that are his, that they may be made holy. Even disciples must pray for sanctifying grace. The means of giving this grace is, through thy truth, thy word is truth. Sanctify them, set them apart for thyself and thy service. Own them in the office; let thy hand go with them. Jesus entirely devoted himself to his undertaking, and all the parts of it, especially the offering up himself without spot unto God, by the eternal Spirit. The real holiness of all true Christians is the fruit of Christ's death, by which the gift of the Holy Ghost was purchased; he gave himself for his church, to sanctify it. If our views have not this effect on us, they are not Divine truth, or we do not receive them by a living and a working faith, but as mere notions.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 19. - And for their sakes - on their behalf - I sanctify, consecrate, myself. The Father had consecrated him and sent him into the world, but over and above all this there were special and sacrificial acts of love and devotion which he made on behalf of his own. He went up voluntarily into the wilderness to be tempted for them; he wrought for them while it was yet day. He now was ready to commend himself to the supreme will of the Father, and to offer himself through the Spirit in his perfected humanity without spot of sin to God. Ἁγιάζω is equivalent προσφέρω σοὶ θυσίαν, as Chrysostom says, and it is used for הִקְדִּישׁ (Exodus 13:2; Deuteronomy 15:19). Christ is the Priest and the Victim, and the dedication of himself to this climax of his consecrated life is for the sake of the disciples (so Lange, Meyer, Godet, and Westcott). That they also may be sanctified indeed - truly or veritably.

(1) We have to notice that the passive form of the second clause shows that that which the Lord, in its highest form, effects for himself, they receive as a work wrought in them by another.

(2) Using the word ἁγιάζειν in the same sense in both clauses, the consecration effected in the disciples must correspond with Christ's consecration in self-sacrificial love, in abandonment to the power of the Word which has revolutionized their whole being, in entire equipment for their calling, even to the point of hatred and antagonism from the world, and death for his sake. They are indeed to drink of his cup, and be baptized with his baptism. They must be crucified with him and buried with him, and rise again with him, in the activity of their faith.

(3) Ἐν ἀληθείᾳ, without the article, has the sense of "verily and indeed" (Matthew 22:16; 2 Corinthians 7:14; 1 John 3:18, etc.). It is not certain that 2 John I or 3 John I can be thus translated, but the classical usage of this phrase, and also of ἐπ ἀληθείας, leaves little doubt about its use here.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And for their sakes I sanctify myself,.... Which is to be understood, not of his making himself holy; for he never was a sinner, and so stood in no need of sanctification: he was made like unto us, yet without sin; he looked like a sinner, but was not one; he was traduced, charged, and treated as such, but was perfectly holy, and free from all sin; he was essentially and infinitely holy as God; and as man, he was holy in his conception and birth; he was filled with the Holy Ghost, and was holy in his life and in his death: rather this may be meant of his being separated, and set apart for his office as Mediator, which, though done by the Father, and is ascribed unto him, John 10:36; yet may also be attributed to himself; since he voluntarily devoted himself to this work, and cheerfully accepted of it: though it seems best to understand it of his offering himself a sacrifice for, and in the room and stead of his people, in allusion to the offerings under the law, the sacrificing of which is expressed by sanctifying, Exodus 13:2; and because his sacrifice was an Holy One: what he sanctified or offered was "himself": not his divine, but human nature, his body and his soul; and these as in union with his divine person; which gives his sacrifice the preference to all others, and is the true reason of its virtue and efficacy; and this is expressive of his great love. He himself is also the sanctifier or offerer, which shows him to be a priest, and that he had a power over his own life, and that he sacrificed it voluntarily; and this he is said to do at that present time, because the time was very near that he was to be offered up, and his present prayer and intercession were a part of his priestly office. This he did not for his own sake, nor for the sake of angels, nor for all men, but for his disciples, as distinct from the world; and not for the apostles only, but for all that the Father had given to him; and that as their substitute and surety, in their room and stead:

that they also might be sanctified through the truth; that is, have all their sins expiated, and they be cleansed from all the guilt and filth of them, through Christ himself and his sacrifice, who is the truth; or "in truth"; as it may be rendered, really and truly, in opposition to the legal sacrifices which atoned for sin, not really, only typically; or through the. Gospel of truth, bringing the good news of atonement by the blood and sacrifice of Christ, and which the Spirit of God seals to the conscience with comfort and joy.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. And for their sakes I sanctify—consecrate.

myself that they also might—may.

be sanctified—consecrated. The only difference between the application of the same term to Christ and the disciples is, as applied to Christ, that it means only to "consecrate"; whereas, in application to the disciples, it means to consecrate with the additional idea of previous sanctification, since nothing but what is holy can be presented as an offering. The whole self-sacrificing work of the disciples appears here as a mere result of the offering of Christ [Olshausen].

through—in.

the truth—Though the article is wanting in the original here, we are not to translate, as in the Margin, "truly sanctified"; for the reference seems plainly to be "the truth" mentioned in Joh 17:17. (See on [1883]Joh 17:17).

John 17:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
Prayer for the Disciples
18"As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19"For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
Cross References
John 15:3
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

John 17:20
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,

2 Corinthians 7:14
I had boasted to him about you, and you have not embarrassed me. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting about you to Titus has proved to be true as well.

Colossians 1:6
that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world--just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God's grace.

Hebrews 10:10
And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

1 John 3:3
All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Treasury of Scripture

And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

for.

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake …

2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might …

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he …

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may …

I sanctify.

John 10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the …

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came …

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

Hebrews 2:11 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of …

Hebrews 9:13,18,26 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer …

Hebrews 10:5-10,29 Why when he comes into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering …

that.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

sanctified through the truth. or, truly sanctified.

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