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.
Darby Bible Translation
and I sanctify myself for them, that they also may be sanctified by 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I sanctify myself - I consecrate myself exclusively to the service of God. The word "sanctify" does not refer here to personal sanctification, for he had no sin, but to setting himself apart entirely to the work of redemption.
That they also ... -
1. That they might have an example of the proper manner of laboring in the ministry, and might learn of me how to discharge its duties. Ministers will understand their work best when they most faithfully study the example of their great model, the Son of God.
2. That they might be made pure by the effect of my sanctifying myself - that is, that they might be made pure by the shedding of that blood which cleanses from all sin. By this only can men be made holy; and it was because the Saviour so sanctified himself, or set himself to this work so unreservedly as to shed his own blood, that any soul can be made pure and fit for the kingdom of God.
LibraryJuly 20 Morning
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.--JOHN 17:16. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.--In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners.--That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation. Jesus of Nazareth . . . went about doing good, and …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
November 27 Morning
Christ's Summary of his Work
"You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
2 Corinthians 7:14
For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth.
which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth;
By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
1 John 3:3
And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
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