John 17:6 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary


1) "I have manifested thy name," (epanerosa sou to onoma) "I manifested your name," as the true God; have acknowledged your authority. I have made clear and plain the essence of your nature and your attributes of Holiness, Love, and Justice, Joh 17:26; Psa 22:22.

2) "Unto the men which thou gavest me," (tois anthropos hous edokas moi) "To those men (human beings) whom you gave to me," those whom I have called and chosen, Joh 15:16; Joh 15:27. These were those whom He specifically called My Church, Mat 16:18; The Light of the World, The Salt of the Earth, Mat 5:13-16; The Vine, Joh 15:1-27; and His House, Mar 13:34-35; 1Ti 3:15; Heb 3:1-6; Eph 2:19-22.

3) "Out of the world:" (ek tou kosmou) "Out of the world," the selfish, covetous, greed-order of the world, Joh 15:19.

4) "Thine they were and thou gavest them me;" (soi hesan kamoi autous edokas) "They were yours and you gave them to me," yours to care and provide for, as all souls belong to you, though marred and scarred by sin, Eze 18:4; La 3:22; Act 17:28.

5) "And they have kept thy word." (kai ton logon sou teterekan) "And they have kept (or guarded as a sentinel) your word." They had kept the revelation of God that had come to them through John the Baptist, the Holy Scriptures, and through Jesus Christ. How graciously our Lord commended the word and work of His church-disci pies to the Father; and He still does, because they do His work, keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight, Joh 14:15; Joh 15:14; Jas 1:22; 1Jn 3:22; Heb 3:6.


1. Every man has a work to do for God in this world. 2. The secret of every great and true life lies in grasping this truth. 3. Life's work and worth should not be underestimated. 4. We may have part in the best achievements of our race and time, if we work for God, 5. God plans a division of labor for His children. 6. The seriousness of living.


Consult other comments:

John 17:6 - The Greek Testament

John 17:6 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 17:6 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 17:6 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 17:6 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 17:6 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 17:6 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 17:6 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 17:6 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

John 17:6 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 17:6 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:6 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:6 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 17:6 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 17:6 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 17:6 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 17:6 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 17:6 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 17:6 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 17:6 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:6 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 17:6 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 17:6 - Commentaries on the New Testament and Prophets

John 17:6 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 17:6 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 17:6 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

John 17:6 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 17:6 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 17:6 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 17:6 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 17:6 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 17:6 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 17:6 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 17:6 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:6 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 17:6 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

John 17:6 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 17:6 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary