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John 17:26

    John 17:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it: that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I have given to them knowledge of your name, and will give it, so that the love which you have for me may be in them and I in them.

    Webster's Revision

    and I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them.

    World English Bible

    I made known to them your name, and will make it known; that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them.

    Definitions for John 17:26

    Wherewith - The things with which...

    Clarke's Commentary on John 17:26

    I have declared unto them thy name, etc. - I have taught them the true doctrine.

    And will declare it - This he did:

    1st. By the conversations he had with his disciples after his resurrection, during the space of forty days.

    2dly. By the Holy Spirit which was poured out upon them on the day of pentecost. And all these declarations Jesus Christ made, that the love of God, and Christ Jesus himself, might dwell in them; and thus they were to become a habitation for God through the eternal Spirit.

    Our Lord's sermon, which he concluded by the prayer recorded in this chapter, begins at John 13:13, and is one of the most excellent than can be conceived. His sermon on the mount shows men what they should do, so as to please God: this sermon shows them how they are to do the things prescribed in the other. In the former the reader sees a strict morality which he fears he shall never be able to perform: in this, he sees all things are possible to him who believes; for that very God who made him shall dwell in his heart, and enable him to do all that He pleases to employ him in. No man can properly understand the nature and design of the religion of Christ who does not enter into the spirit of the preceding discourse. Perhaps no part of our Lord's words has been less understood, or more perverted, than the seventeenth chapter of St. John. I have done what I could, in so small a compass, to make every thing plain, and to apply these words in that way in which I am satisfied he used them.

    Barnes' Notes on John 17:26

    Thy name - See the notes at John 17:6.

    And will declare it - After my resurrection, and by the influence of the Holy Spirit, Luke 24:45; Acts 1:3.

    I in them - By my doctrines and the influences of my Spirit. That my religion may show its power, and produce its proper fruits in their minds, Galatians 4:19.

    The discourse in John 14; 15; 16 is the most tender and sublime that was ever pronounced in our world. No composition can be found anywhere so fitted to sustain the soul in trial or to support it in death. This sublime and beautiful discourse is appropriately closed by a solemn and most affecting prayer - a prayer at once expressive of the profoundest reverence for God and the tenderest love for men - simple, grave, tender, sublime, and full of consolation. It is the model for our prayers, and with like reverence, faith, and love we should come before God. This prayer for the church will yet be fully answered; and he who loves the church and the world cannot but cast his eyes onward to that time when all believers shall be one; when contentions, bigotry, strife, and anger shall cease; and when, in perpetual union and love, Christians shall show forth the power and purity of that holy gospel with which the Saviour came to bless mankind. Soon may that happy day arise!

    Wesley's Notes on John 17:26

    17:26 I have declared to them thy name - Thy new, best name of love; that the love wherewith thou hast loved me - That thou and thy love, and I and my love, may be in them - That they may love me with that love.