18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.

Other Translations of John 17:18

King James Version

18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

English Standard Version

18  As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.

The Message

18 In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.

New King James Version

18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

New Living Translation

18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 17:18

Commentary on John 17:17-19

(Read John 17:17-19)

Christ next prayed for the disciples, that they might not only be kept from evil, but made good. It is the prayer of Jesus for all that are his, that they may be made holy. Even disciples must pray for sanctifying grace. The means of giving this grace is, "through thy truth, thy word is truth." Sanctify them, set them apart for thyself and thy service. Own them in the office; let thy hand go with them. Jesus entirely devoted himself to his undertaking, and all the parts of it, especially the offering up himself without spot unto God, by the eternal Spirit. The real holiness of all true Christians is the fruit of Christ's death, by which the gift of the Holy Ghost was purchased; he gave himself for his church, to sanctify it. If our views have not this effect on us, they are not Divine truth, or we do not receive them by a living and a working faith, but as mere notions.