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John 17:22

    John 17:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the glory which you have given to me I have given to them, so that they may be one even as we are one;

    Webster's Revision

    And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

    World English Bible

    The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

    Clarke's Commentary on John 17:22

    And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them - That is, the power to work miracles, and to preach unadulterated truth, say some; but as our Lord is not here praying for the disciples, but for all those who should believe on him through their word, John 17:20, it is more natural to understand the passage thus. As Christ, according to his human nature, is termed the Son of God, he may be understood as saying: "I have communicated to all those who believe, or shall believe in me, the glorious privilege of becoming sons of God; that, being all adopted children of the same Father, they may abide in peace, love, and unity." For this reason it is said, Hebrews 2:11, Christ is not ashamed to call them brethren. However, our Lord may here, as in several other places, be using the past for the future; and the words may therefore be understood of the glory which they were to share with him in heaven.

    Barnes' Notes on John 17:22

    And the glory ... - The honor which thou hast conferred on me by admitting me to union with thee, the same honor I have conferred on them by admitting them to like union with me.

    May be one, even as we are one - Not in nature, or in the mode of existence - for this was not the subject of discourse, and would be impossible - but in feeling, in principle, in purpose. Evincing, as the Father and the Son had always done, the same great aim and plan; not pursuing different interests, or counteracting each other's purposes, or forming parties, but seeking the same ends by the same means. This is the union between the Father and the Son. Always, in the creation, preservation, and redemption of the world, the Father and the Son have sought the same object, and this is to be the model on which Christians should act.

    Wesley's Notes on John 17:22

    17:22 The glory which thou hast given me, I have given them - The glory of the only begotten shines in all the sons of God. How great is the majesty of Christians.