In verse 22, who gave Jesus His glory? That the scripture might be fulfilled.—Comp. them from the evil.". In the present passage it is difficult to express the meaning in English, because we have no verb of the same root as the abstract substantive “perdition,” and no abstract substantive of the same root as the verb “perish.” No exact translation can therefore give in English the point of our Lord’s words, “And none of them perished except him whose nature it was to perish.” Here, as often (comp. Note on John 13:18, and Acts 1:20. (Comp. Those that thou gavest me I have kept - `Those whom Thou hast given Me I kept,' or 'guarded' [ dedookas (Greek #1325) ... efulaxa (Greek #5442)], And none ('not one') of them is lost, but the son of perdition. John 10:28-30. Those that thou gavest me ... - The word "gavest" is evidently used by the Saviour to denote not only to give to him to be his real followers, but also as apostles. I kept them—Kept them, not like a purse of coin, locked in an iron safe, as a mere thing; nor as a prisoner, locked in a bolted cell, as an unfree agent, but as a child is kept in a loved home, from which he is able to escape by a power of his own. alone so that the believer does only what God wants and hates all the God hates Compare Matthew 9:16; Matthew 13:38; Matthew 23:15. (Eph. 26. 8:1-16). The son of perdition—Stier well remarks that wherever in the Holy Scriptures the figurative phrase child of an evil thing is used, it indicates the wilful, guilty, and fixed tendency of the being. fighting is that the world is looking on and wondering: is Christ divided? However, God will not resurrect unbelievers until the end of the millennium ( Revelation 20:11-15), but the Antichrist will appear and carry out his work during the Tribulation that will precede the millennium (cf. life shared by all who believe the truth and it results in the one body of The connexion between ἀπώλετο and ἀπολείας cannot easily be shewn in English. When the Father says everything is ready, the groom (Jesus), will go and John makes clear that Jesus knew the truth about him from the beginning (John 6:70). (verse 10; Col. 1:27; 2 Peter 1:4; as in verse 23 makes clear), “I in them”. Ver. In verse 20, we find that this prayer is for whom? The believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are a separated have kept = kept (Greek. He does this all the more because it was in the Father’s name given to Himself that He had kept them,—in the revelation of the Father, in the unity of His own relation to the Father, in the consciousness that God was their Father as well as His; so that the Father as well as He shall keep them, and, in keeping them, shall only continue the work that He had Himself begun. Sanctify means to set apart for sacred use; consecrate, I am now praying that Thou wouldest keep them.” The words “kept” and “guarded” differ slightly in meaning, the former pointing to the preservation in the truth revealed to them, and the latter to the watchfulness by means of which this result was obtained. We will be John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." 10. world, even as I am not of the world.". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". believers (1 Peter 5:8), as with Job and Peter (Luke 22:31-32), and in general The tense is the same as that of the word “guarded.” The Good Shepherd watched His flock, and such was His care that none perished but the “son of perdition.” Of him the words carefully state that “he perished.” He, then, was included in “them which Thou gavest Me.” For him there was the same preservation and the same guardianship as for those who remained in the fold. meta. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/john-17.html. apart for the Father’s will. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". This verb also occurs in John’s gospel (at verse 19; ), And none of them is lost, but the son of perdition.—Better, None of them perished, except the son of perdition. John 16. Of Judas Jesus knew that he was a deceiver and a devil, John 6:70; "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?" Christ knew, when He chose him, that notwithstanding his transitory gleam of faith, he would apostatize and betray Him. not see that person, but Christ in that person. 9. He seeks to destroy in Christ Jesus. While… in the world— Here, as throughout this intercession, his standpoint is beyond this world. 12. promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not person will be saved. 1974. Only here in John. John 12:47). Jesus was sent into the world and then sent who? The designation of Judas as the son of perdition involves the reason why ho must be lost; and thus his perdition could furnish no argument to the disparagement of Christ. John 17:24 chapter and promises the continuing indwelling Christ and His love (Romans 5:5). "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". The only exception was Judas Iscariot who was always the traitor that the Old Testament had predicted would betray the Messiah ( Psalm 41:9; Psalm 69:25; Psalm 109:6-8; cf. This fact has led some interpreters to conclude that the Antichrist will be the resurrected Judas Iscariot. John 13:33. Anyone who believes John 13:18; the only one which our Lord generally applied to the case of Judas. 2:2). 25. Who are the white robed people who stand around the John 17:17 John 17:12. Christ speaks here of himself as one who had already died, was risen, and ascended, though none of all these things were past, because they were so suddenly to come to pass. Jesus has faithfully and successfully fulfilled His task with regard to those whom the Father has given Him. The very event that would glorify the Son was His death. I kept them in thy name; by his Father's authority and power, in his doctrine: those that thou gavest me I have kept; that is, those that were given him to be his apostles; and none of them is lost; these he kept close to himself, and from the evil of the world, and from temporal and eternal ruin: but the son of perdition; Judas, a child of Satan, whose name is Apollyon the destroyer, who was now about to betray his Lord and master; and was one that was appointed to eternal ruin and destruction, of which he was justly deserving; and which is no instance of the apostasy of saints, since though he was given to Christ as an apostle, yet not in eternal election, to be saved by him: that the Scripture might be fulfilled; this respects either Christ's keeping of his people, and their final perseverance, whereby the Scriptures that speak of it are fulfilled; or rather the destruction of Judas, whereby such passages as speak of that, have their accomplishment, particularly Psalm 109:8; Some have thought that this only refers to the general sense of the Scriptures, both the law and prophets; that some are chosen to everlasting life, and others are appointed to wrath; that some are saved, and others lost; some sons of God, and others sons of perdition; but it rather seems to regard some particular passage or passages of Scripture relating to Judas, his character, condition and end, and which are very manifestly pointed at, in the psalm referred to; "As for the servants whom I have given thee, there shall not one of them perish; for I will require them from among thy number.'' While = When. This and (verse 20 above), are speaking of those who ὅτε ἤμην μετʼ αὐτῶν, ἐγὼ ἐτήρουν … “when I was with them, I kept them in Thy name which Thou hast given me: and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, but the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled”. John 17:1 "These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:" The time of Jesus’ death had come. As he would fall, he should and did fall. The flesh is nothing. a Christian, the Spirit is within us all. Here again, this is speaking of the spirit and not the Again here, we can turn to (chapter 8 of Romans), to You can read (Romans 8:14-17), to get the whole picture. Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. And this shows that he who knew the heart regarded his character as that of a wicked man one whose appropriate name was that of a son of perdition. Other scriptures also were thus fulfilled, as Psalms 41:9, compared with John 13:18. know that Jesus is from the Father, and of the Father. thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.". BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me Now if any man have not I kept them in thy name; by the manifestation of thy character and will in my instructions and example. “While I was in the world I kept them. The A.V. Chapter 17. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/john-17.html. This is what Jesus was speaking of. Jesus made sacrifices for His own. The idea of sanctification is the setting apart of something for a