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John 17:25

    John 17:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O righteous Father, the world knew thee not, but I knew thee; and these knew that thou didst send me;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Father of righteousness, I have knowledge of you, though the world has not; and to these it is clear that you sent me;

    Webster's Revision

    O righteous Father, the world knew thee not, but I knew thee; and these knew that thou didst send me;

    World English Bible

    Righteous Father, the world hasn't known you, but I knew you; and these knew that you sent me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O righteous Father, the world knew thee not, but I knew thee; and these knew that thou didst send me;

    Clarke's Commentary on John 17:25

    The world hath not known thee - Has not acknowledged me. See on John 1:11, John 1:12 (note).

    And these have known - Here our Lord, returning to the disciples, speaks:

    1st. Of their having received him as the Messiah;

    2dly. Of his making the Father known unto them;

    3dly. Of his purpose to continue to influence them by the Spirit of truth, that they might be perfectly united to God, by an indwelling Savior for ever.

    Barnes' Notes on John 17:25

    Hath not known thee - See the notes at John 17:3.

    Wesley's Notes on John 17:25

    17:25 Righteous Father - The admission of believers to God through Christ, flows even from the justice of God.