John 17:17
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New International Version
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

King James Bible
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Darby Bible Translation
Sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth.

World English Bible
Sanctify them in your truth. Your word is truth.

Young's Literal Translation
sanctify them in Thy truth, Thy word is truth;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sanctify them - Ἁγιασον, from α, negative, and γη, the earth. This word has two meanings:

1. It signifies to consecrate, to separate from earth and common use, and to devote or dedicate to God and his service.

2. It signifies to make holy or pure. The prayer of Christ may be understood in both these senses. He prayed -

1. That they might be fully consecrated to the work of the ministry, and separated from all worldly concerns.

2. That they might be holy, and patterns of all holiness to those to whom they announced the salvation of God.

A minister who engages himself in worldly concerns is a reproach to the Gospel; and he who is not saved from his own sins can with a bad grace recommend salvation to others.

Through thy truth - It is not only according to the truth of God that ministers are to be set apart to the sacred work; but it is from that truth, and according to it, that they must preach to others. That doctrine which is not drawn from the truth of God can never save souls. God blesses no word but his own; because none is truth, without mixture of error, but that which has proceeded from himself. Our Lord still acts here in reference to the conduct of the high priest, to whom it belonged to sanctify the priests, the sons of Aaron: see on John 17:1 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Sanctify.

John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 15:3 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.

Psalm 19:7-9 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple...

Psalm 119:9,11,104 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word...

Luke 8:11,15 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God...

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

James 1:21 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word...

1 Peter 1:22,23 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

word.

John 8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

2 Samuel 7:28 And now, O Lord GOD, you are that God, and your words be true, and you have promised this goodness to your servant:

Psalm 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:144,151,152 The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live...

Ephesians 4:21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...

Library
October 10 Evening
After this manner . . . pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven.--MATT. 6:9. Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father.--My Father, and your Father. Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.--Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

February 21 Morning
I am the Lord which sanctify you.--LEV. 20:8. I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people. And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. Sanctified by God the Father.--Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.--The very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus . . . that he might
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

December 31. "I Pray not that Thou Shouldst Take them Out of the World, but that Thou Shouldst Keep them from the Evil" (John xvii. 15).
"I pray not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldst keep them from the evil" (John xvii. 15). He wants us here for some higher purpose than mere existence. That purpose is nothing else than to represent Him to the world, to be the messengers of His Gospel and His will to men, and by our lives to exhibit to them the true life, and teach them how to live it themselves. He is representing us yonder, and our one business is to represent Him here. We are just as truly sent
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

November 5. "I in Them, and Thou in Me" (John xvii. 23).
"I in them, and Thou in Me" (John xvii. 23). If we would be enlarged to the full measure of God's purpose, let us endeavor to realize something of our own capacities for His filling. We little know the size of a human soul and spirit. Never, until He renews, cleanses and enters the heart can we have any adequate conception of the possibilities of the being whom God made in His very image, and whom He now renews after the pattern of the Lord Jesus Himself. We know, however, that God has made the human
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:28
Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.

John 15:3
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

Ephesians 5:26
to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,

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