19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Other Translations of John 17:19

King James Version

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified sanctified...: or, truly sanctified through the truth.

English Standard Version

19 And for their sake I consecrate myself,Or I sanctify myself; or I set myself apart (for holy service to God) that they also may be sanctifiedGreek may be set apart (for holy service to God) in truth.

The Message

19 I'm consecrating myself for their sakes So they'll be truth-consecrated in their mission.

New King James Version

19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.

New Living Translation

19 And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 17:19

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.