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John 17:16–18

16 kThey are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 lSanctify them2 in the truth; myour word is truth. 18 nAs you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.

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John 17:16–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do. 17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 They don’t belong to the world, just as I don’t belong to the world. 17 Make them ready for your service through your truth; your teaching is truth. 18 I have sent them into the world, just as you sent me into the world.

John 17:16–18 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 They are not of the world even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou didst send me into the world, even so sent I them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 They are not of the world, as I am not of the world.

17 Sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world;

John 17:16–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 They don’t belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. 

17 “Use the truth to make them holy. Your words are truth. 18 I have sent them into the world the same way you sent me into the world.

John 17:16–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 They are not of the world,

as I am not of the world.

17 Sanctify them by the truth;

Your word is truth.

18 As You sent Me into the world,

I also have sent them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth—your word is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 “They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to it. 17 Use the truth to make them holy. Your word is truth. 18 You sent me into the world. In the same way, I have sent them into the world.

John 17:16–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

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


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