Parallel Verses

Amplified

And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.

New American Standard Bible

"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

King James Version

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Holman Bible

This is eternal life:
that they may know You, the only true God,
and the One You have sent—Jesus Christ.

International Standard Version

And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent Jesus the Messiah.

A Conservative Version

And this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only TRUE God, and Jesus Christ whom thou sent.

American Standard Version

And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ.

An Understandable Version

And this is never ending life; that people may know you [as] the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the One whom you have sent.

Anderson New Testament

And this is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent.

Bible in Basic English

And this is eternal life: to have knowledge of you, the only true God, and of him whom you have sent, even Jesus Christ.

Common New Testament

And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and this is life eternal, to acknowledge thee to be the only true God, and Jesus to be the Messiah whom thou hast sent.

Darby Translation

And this is the eternal life, that they should know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

Godbey New Testament

But this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou didst send.

Goodspeed New Testament

And eternal life means knowing you as the only true God, and knowing Jesus your messenger as Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

And this is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Julia Smith Translation

And this is eternal life, that they might know thee the only true God, and whom thou hast sent, Jesus Christ.

King James 2000

And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Modern King James verseion

And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is life eternal: that they might know thee, that only very God, and whom thou hast sent, Jesus Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

And this is eternal life, that they know thee, the only real God, and him whom thou hast sent, even Jesus Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

And this is eternal life, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

NET Bible

Now this is eternal life -- that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.

New Heart English Bible

This is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

Noyes New Testament

And this is the everlasting life, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou didst send.

Sawyer New Testament

And this is the eternal life; that they shall know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

The Emphasized Bible

And, this, is the age-abiding life, That they get to know thee, the only real God, and him whom thou didst send, Jesus Christ.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Jesus, the Messiah.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And the Immortal Life is this--to know thee the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent as thy Messenger.

Webster

And this is life eternal, that they may know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

Weymouth New Testament

And in this consists the Life of the Ages--in knowing Thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.

Williams New Testament

Now eternal life means knowing you as the only true God and knowing Jesus your messenger as Christ.

World English Bible

This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

Worrell New Testament

And this is the eternal life, that they know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom Thou didst send.

Worsley New Testament

and this is life eternal, to know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

Youngs Literal Translation

and this is the life age-during, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and him whom Thou didst send -- Jesus Christ;

Verse Picture

Themes

Christianity » Characteristics of » 15 an assurance of immortality

Deathless » Conditions of receiving » Knowledge of God

Declaration » Jesus Christ declaring God the father

Disciples/apostles » Why the world hates Christ’s disciples

Eternal » Conditions of receiving » Knowledge of God

Eternal life » What is eternal life

Everlasting » Conditions of receiving » Knowledge of God

Giving and gifts » Those that God the father gave to jesus Christ

Glory » God the father giving jesus Christ glory

Glory » Who the lord glorifies

Glory » God the father being glorified in God the son (jesus Christ)

God » Is declared to be » TRUE

Hate » Who the world hates

Hate » Why the world hates jesus Christ and those that believe in him

Jesus Christ » What jesus Christ speaks

Jesus Christ » Jesus Christ doing the will of God the father

Jesus Christ » Jesus Christ existing before all things

Jesus Christ » Who jesus Christ is in

Jesus Christ » Jesus Christ and God the father being in each other

Jesus Christ » Jesus Christ, God the father, and the holy spirit being one

Judas » Foretold

Knowledge » God the father and jesus Christ knowing each other

Knowledge » Spiritual knowledge, general references to » Leads to eternal life

Life » Spiritual

Life » Conditions of receiving » Knowledge of God

Eternal life » Conditions of receiving » Knowledge of God

Eternal life » To know God and Christ is

Losing and things lost » Who is not lost

Love » God the father and jesus Christ loving each other

Manifestation » Who jesus Christ manifested God’s name to

Power » Jesus Christ being given power

the Reward of saints » Described as » Everlasting life

Sanctification » The lord sanctifying

Spiritual » Knowledge » Leads to eternal life

The word of God » Who jesus Christ gives the word of God to

Unity » Who is united in Christ

Unity of God » Asserted by » Christ

Unity of God » The knowledge of, necessary to eternal life

Will of God » Jesus Christ doing the will of God the father

World » Who the world hates

World » Why the world hates jesus Christ and those that believe in him

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

σέ 
Se 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
Usage: 110

the only
μόνος 
Monos 
only, alone, by self
Usage: 30

ἀληθινός 
Alethinos 
Usage: 16

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

Images John 17:3

Prayers for John 17:3

Context Readings

Jesus Prays To Be Glorified

2 [Just as] You have granted Him power and authority over all flesh (all humankind), [now glorify Him] so that He may give eternal life to all whom You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do.


Cross References

1 John 5:20

And we [have seen and] know [positively] that the Son of God has [actually] come to this world and has given us understanding and insight [progressively] to perceive (recognize) and come to know better and more clearly Him Who is true; and we are in Him Who is true -- "in His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah). This [Man] is the true God and Life eternal.

John 3:17

For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

John 17:25

O just and righteous Father, although the world has not known You and has failed to recognize You and has never acknowledged You, I have known You [continually]; and these men understand and know that You have sent Me.

Isaiah 53:11

He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord].

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound,

Jeremiah 10:10

But the Lord is the true God and the God of truth (the God Who is Truth). He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, and the nations are not able to bear His indignation.

Hosea 6:3

Yes, let us know (recognize, be acquainted with, and understand) Him; let us be zealous to know the Lord [to appreciate, give heed to, and cherish Him]. His going forth is prepared and certain as the dawn, and He will come to us as the [heavy] rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth.

John 3:34

For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaims God's own message], God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit!

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For they themselves volunteer testimony concerning us, telling what an entrance we had among you, and how you turned to God from [your] idols to serve a God Who is alive and true and genuine,

1 Chronicles 28:9

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever!

2 Chronicles 15:3

Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law.

Psalm 9:10

And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God's Word and the right of their necessity].

Isaiah 48:16

Come near to me and listen to this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it happened, I was there. And now the Lord God has sent His Spirit in and with me.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;

Jeremiah 31:33-34

But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.

Mark 9:37

Whoever in My name and for My sake accepts and receives and welcomes one such child also accepts and receives and welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me receives not only Me but Him Who sent Me.

Luke 9:48

And told them, Whoever receives and accepts and welcomes this child in My name and for My sake receives and accepts and welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me so also receives Him Who sent Me. For he who is least and lowliest among you all -- "he is [the one who is truly] great.

John 5:36-37

But I have as My witness something greater (weightier, higher, better) than that of John; for the works that the Father has appointed Me to accomplish and finish, the very same works that I am now doing, are a witness and proof that the Father has sent Me.

John 5:44

How is it possible for you to believe [how can you learn to believe], you who [are content to seek and] receive praise and honor and glory from one another, and yet do not seek the praise and honor and glory which come from Him Who alone is God?

John 6:27-29

Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.

John 6:57

Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] live through and because of Me.

John 7:29

I know Him [Myself] because I come from His [very] presence, and it was He [personally] Who sent Me.

John 8:19

Then they said to Him, Where is this Father of Yours? Jesus answered, You know My Father as little as you know Me. If you knew Me, you would know My Father also.

John 8:54-55

Jesus answered, If I were to glorify Myself (magnify, praise, and honor Myself), I would have no real glory, for My glory would be nothing and worthless. [My honor must come to Me from My Father.] It is My Father Who glorifies Me [Who extols Me, magnifies, and praises Me], of Whom you say that He is your God.

John 10:36

[If that is true] do you say of the One Whom the Father consecrated and dedicated and set apart for Himself and sent into the world, You are blaspheming, because I said, I am the Son of God?

John 11:42

Yes, I know You always hear and listen to Me, but I have said this on account of and for the benefit of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You did send Me [that You have made Me Your Messenger].

John 12:49-50

This is because I have never spoken on My own authority or of My own accord or as self-appointed, but the Father Who sent Me has Himself given Me orders [concerning] what to say and what to tell.

John 14:9-10

Jesus replied, Have I been with all of you for so long a time, and do you not recognize and know Me yet, Philip? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say then, Show us the Father?

John 14:26

But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.

John 17:8

For the [uttered] words that You gave Me I have given them; and they have received and accepted [them] and have come to know positively and in reality [to believe with absolute assurance] that I came forth from Your presence, and they have believed and are convinced that You did send Me.

John 17:21

That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.

John 17:23

I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.

1 Corinthians 8:4

In this matter, then, of eating food offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing (has no real existence) and that there is no God but one.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Awake [ from your drunken stupor and return] to sober sense and your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of God [you are utterly and willfully and disgracefully ignorant, and continue to be so, lacking the sense of God's presence and all true knowledge of Him]. I say this to your shame.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

2 Thessalonians 1:8

To deal out retribution (chastisement and vengeance) upon those who do not know or perceive or become acquainted with God, and [upon those] who ignore and refuse to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 6:15-16

Which [appearing] will be shown forth in His own proper time by the blessed, only Sovereign (Ruler), the King of kings and the Lord of lords,

Hebrews 8:11-12

And it will nevermore be necessary for each one to teach his neighbor and his fellow citizen or each one his brother, saying, Know (perceive, have knowledge of, and get acquainted by experience with) the Lord, for all will know Me, from the smallest to the greatest of them.

1 John 4:6

We are [children] of God. Whoever is learning to know God [progressively to perceive, recognize, and understand God by observation and experience, and to get an ever-clearer knowledge of Him] listens to us; and he who is not of God does not listen or pay attention to us. By this we know (recognize) the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 4:14-15

And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world.

1 John 5:11-12

And this is that testimony (that evidence): God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

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