Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

John 17:7

Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You;
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Gospel;   Jesus Continued;   Prayer;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ask;   Christ;   Christ's;   Church;   Family;   Importunity;   Prayer;   Secret Prayer;   United Prayer;   Unwise Prayers;   Wicked, the;   The Topic Concordance - Belief;   Belonging;   Declaration;   Disciples/apostles;   Giving and Gifts;   Glory;   Hate;   Jesus Christ;   Judas Iscariot;   Knowledge;   Losing and Things Lost;   Love;   Manifestation;   Sanctification;   Sending and Those Sent;   Truth;   Unity;   Word of God;   World;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Election;   Jesus christ;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Mediator, Mediation;   Obedience;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Commentary;   Covenant;   Intercession of Christ;   Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ;   Predestination;   CARM Theological Dictionary - Hypostatic union;   Holman Bible Dictionary - John, the Gospel of;   Unity;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Children (Sons) of God;   Ephesians, Epistle to;   Prayer;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Communion (2);   Consciousness;   Death of Christ;   Prayer (2);   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Body;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Jesus of Nazareth;   Twelve Apostles, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Intercession;   James;   Prayers of Jesus;  
Devotionals:
Every Day Light - Devotion for October 10;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

They have known - They have been taught that and have believed it.

Hast given me - This refers, doubtless, to the doctrine of Christ, John 17:8. They are assured that all my instructions are of God.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/john-17.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

Now they know that all things whatsoever thou has given me are from thee.

This is a summation of the preceding thought and shows that Christ came to reveal God, his work, his love, his power, and his teaching. It is this identification of Christ with God himself that is all-important.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/john-17.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Now they have known,.... The Syriac version reads it ידעת, "I have known"; and so the Persic and Gothic versions, contrary to most copies and other versions, which read, as we render, "they have known", that is, the disciples and apostles of Christ:

that all things whatsoever thou hast given me; all temporal things, the world and the fulness of it; all power in heaven, and in earth, or a power of disposing of all things for his own service, as Mediator; all spiritual things, the covenant of grace, with all its blessings and promises, the Spirit of God, with all his, gifts and graces, a fulness of all grace for his people, yea, eternal life and glory; and everything relating to his mediatorial office and character, power to perform miracles, knowledge and wisdom to preach the Gospel, strength to procure the salvation of his people; every thing to qualify him for the government of church and the judgment of the world:

are of thee; owing to his good will and pleasure, by his appointment and constitution, as an instance of love to him, and that he might, as man, and Mediator, be honoured, and in all things have the pre-eminence, and all for the good of his chosen ones: now the knowledge of this by his disciples, must greatly confirm the mission of Christ, render him very suitable to them, cause them to entertain a greater esteem for him, lead them into some admiring views of the grace of God, in giving so much into Christ's hands for them, and engage them the more cheerfully to obey his commands.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on John 17:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/john-17.html. 1999.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Now they know (νυν εγνωκανnun egnōkan). Perfect active indicative third plural like τετηρηκανtetērēkan above. They have come to know, not as fully as they felt (John 16:30), and yet in a real sense.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/john-17.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

Now they know that all things — Which I have done and spoken, are of thee - And consequently right and true.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on John 17:7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/john-17.html. 1765.

The Fourfold Gospel

I manifested thy name unto the men whom thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them to me1; and they have kept thy word.

  1. Thine they were, and thou gavest them to me. As a first plea or reason why the Father should bless the disciples of the Son, the Son urges that they are his property by gift of the Father. The Father is possessor of all humanity as the Creator; the Son by gift from the Father possesses the believing portion of humanity as its redeemer.

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on John 17:7". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/john-17.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Ныне уразумели. Здесь говорится о том, что есть самое главное в вере. Во Христа нужно веровать так, чтобы, не останавливаясь на Его плотском виде, созерцать Его божественную силу. Сказав же «уразумели, что все, что Ты Мне дал, от Тебя есть», Христос имеет в виду следующее: верующие чувствуют – все, что они имеют, происходит с неба и от Бога. Действительно, если мы не примем Бога во Христе, то будем вынуждены постоянно колебаться.

 

 

 

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/john-17.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

Ver. 7. Now they have known, &c.] That the gospel is a plot of God’s own contriving, and no device of man, as that Evangelium regni Gospel of power, was, set out by the family of love; and those fanatics mentioned by Irenaeus, that were besotted with an opinion of themselves, that they accounted their own writings to be gospels. In the year 1220, certain monks at Paris set out a gospel full of all filthiness and blasphemy, naming it Evangelium aeternum, the eternal Gospel. And in the book called Conformitates S. Francisci, made in the year 1389, it is written, that the same book is better than the gospel, and St Francis set in Lucifer’s chair above angels. The Council of Constance comes in with a non obstante against Christ’s institution, withholding the cup from the laity. And when the pope sets forth any bulls, commonly he concludes thus; Non obstantibus coustitutionibus et ordinationibus Apostolicis, caeterisque contrariis quibuscunque, and the pope’s interpretation of Scripture, be it what it will, seem it never so contrary to the Scripture, is ipsissimum Dei verbum, the very word of God, saith Hosius.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on John 17:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/john-17.html. 1865-1868.

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. The faithfulness of Christ in revealing the whole will of his Father to his disciples.

2. The proficiency of his disciples in the school of Christ: They knew all the things which Christ had told them; namely, that whatsoever he had, was given him of the Father, and that he had these things from him to be a mediator.

Learn hence, that Christ hath approved himself a faithful prophet to his church; a faithful messenger from his Father to his people, in that he hath added nothing to his message, nor taken nothing from it.

2. That it is our duty to know and believe on Christ, as the only messenger and mediator sent of God: Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

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Burkitt, William. "Commentary on John 17:7". Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/john-17.html. 1700-1703.

Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

7.] πάντα ὅσα δέδ. μοι, ‘My whole words and works:’ εἰσίν, as contemplated in their separate meanings and testimonies: q. d. ‘are all from Thee:’—the collective assertion see at John 17:10.

On this their conviction, which however had not reached its ripeness yet, see ch. John 16:30.

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Alford, Henry. "Commentary on John 17:7". Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/john-17.html. 1863-1878.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

John 17:7. πάντα, all things) This is taken up in the following verse, “the words, which Thou gavest Me.”— παρὰ σοῦ, of or from Thee) and therefore true and solid.

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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on John 17:7". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/john-17.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

They have thus far made proficiency in the doctrine which I have taught them; that though the Pharisees say, that I cast out devils by Beelzebub the prince of devils, yet they believe, and are persuaded, that the doctrine which I have taught them is from thee, and that it is by a Divine power that I have wrought those miracles which I have wrought; and so I have manifested thy name unto them, and they have received the manifestation and revelation of thy name unto them.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on John 17:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/john-17.html. 1685.

Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament

All things-are of thee; they understood the truth, which the Saviour had so often maintained against his persecutors, that all his mighty works were wrought not merely of himself, but in accordance with the commission he had received from the Father. Chap John 5:19; John 5:30; John 5:36; John 7:28; John 8:28; John 8:54; John 10:37-38; John 12:49.

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Edwards, Justin. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Family Bible New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/john-17.html. American Tract Society. 1851.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

7.All things—The entire furnishings for his divine mission. The apostles had learned and recognized that they were not fabricated by Jesus, but given from God.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/john-17.html. 1874-1909.

Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 17:7. Now have they learned to know that all things whatsoever thou gavest me are from thee. These words do more than state that the disciples knew this fact. They include a far deeper meaning, intended to bring out more fully the position of the disciples as the representatives of Jesus. For what was it that He knew? What was the element of relation to the Father in which he lived? It was that all He had was from the Father; that all He was the reflex of the Father; that His words, His works, His whole activity, were the Father’s; that He came forth from the Father, and was sent by Him into the world (chaps. John 3:13, John 6:46, John 7:29, John 3:34, John 13:3). This was the consciousness which especially distinguished Him in the fulfilling of His mission; and now that consciousness has passed over into them.

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Schaff, Philip. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/john-17.html. 1879-90.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

John 17:7. As the result of this keeping of God’s truth, , “they have now”—in presence of this final revelation—“known that all things whatsoever Thou hast given me are from Thee”. The object of the manifestation in Christ has been attained: the Father has been seen in and through Him. All the wisdom and power of Christ have been recognised as from God.

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on John 17:7". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/john-17.html. 1897-1910.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

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Quia omnia quæ dedisti mihi, abs te sunt. That is, says St. Augustine, (tract. 106. p. 767.) cognoverunt, quia abs te sum, &c.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on John 17:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/john-17.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

of = from. Greek. para. App-104.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on John 17:7". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/john-17.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/john-17.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(7) Now they have known . . .—Better, Now they do know. The word means “They have come to know, and do know.” (Comp. Note on John 16:30.) This is the result of their spiritual training—in its fulness, indeed, still future, but regarded as in the immediate present.

All things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.—We ought to assign no limit to the extent of these words. The lesson He had been teaching them, and which they were about fully to know, was that the whole life of Christ—the words He had spoken (John 12:49), the works He had done (John 5:36)—was a manifestation of the Father.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/john-17.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
they
7:16,17; 14:7-10,20; 16:27-30
are
10; 8:28; 10:29,30; 12:49,50; 16:15
Reciprocal: Matthew 13:23 - good;  John 17:8 - and have;  Ephesians 5:26 - by

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on John 17:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/john-17.html.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

7.Now they have known. Here our Lord expresses what is the chief part in faith, which consists in our believing in Christ in such a manner, that faith does not rest satisfied with beholding the flesh, but perceives his Divine power. For when he says, They have known that all things which thou hast given me are from thee, he means, that believers feel that all that they possess is heavenly and divine. And, indeed, if we do not perceive God in Christ, we must remain continually in a state of hesitation.

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on John 17:7". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/john-17.html. 1840-57.