John 18:9

9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.”[a]

John 18:9 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake,Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.
English Standard Version (ESV)
9 This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: "Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one."
New Living Translation (NLT)
9 He did this to fulfill his own statement: “I did not lose a single one of those you have given me.”
The Message Bible (MSG)
9 (This validated the words in his prayer, "I didn't lose one of those you gave.")
American Standard Version (ASV)
9 that the word might be fulfilled which he spake, Of those whom thou hast given me I lost not one.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
9 In this way what Jesus had said came true: "I lost none of those you gave me."
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
9 This was to fulfill the words He had said: "I have not lost one of those You have given Me."
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
9 This happened so that the words Jesus had spoken would come true. He had said, "I have not lost anyone God has given me."(John 6:39)

John 18:9 Meaning and Commentary

John 18:9

That the saying might be fulfilled which he spake
( John 17:12 ) ;

of them which thou gavest me have I lost none;
which though it has a peculiar respect to the apostles, is true of all the elect of God; who are given to Christ, and shall none of them be lost, neither their souls nor bodies; for Christ's charge of them reaches to both: both were given to him, both are redeemed by him, and both shall be saved in him with an everlasting salvation: he saves their souls from an eternal death, and will raise their bodies from a corporeal one; wherefore that his care of his disciples, with respect to their bodies as well as souls, with respect to their temporal lives as well as eternal happiness, might be seen; he made this agreement with the Jews that came to take him, or rather laid this injunction on them, to dismiss them; and which it is very remarkable they did; they laid hands on none of them, even though Peter drew his sword and struck off the ear of one of them: and which is a very considerable instance of the power which Christ had over the spirits of these men, to restrain them; and so a proof of his proper deity, as well as of the care of Christ for the preservation of his apostles, whilst he was here on earth; for to that time only the words cited have a respect; in which Christ speaks of his keeping them whilst he was with them, and uses this as an argument with his Father to keep them, now he was removing from them: wherefore their losing their lives afterwards for his sake, as they all did excepting the Apostle John, is no contradiction to this expression of his; and besides, they were preserved by the power of God so long, until they had done the work which was appointed them to do, and for which they were given him, and chosen by him to be his apostles, and for which they were better furnished after his resurrection and ascension; for had they been, apprehended by the Jews at this time, in all probability, according to an human view of things, such was their weakness, they would have fallen most foully and shamefully, as the instance of Peter, the strongest of them, shows; and therefore to prevent such a temptation and to preserve them, our Lord took this method to deliver them out of the hands of the Jews; the saving clause, "but the son of perdition", is here left out, because Judas, who is designed by that character, was now openly declared to be what he was; he was no longer among the disciples; he was separated from them, and had betrayed his master, and was not of the number of those Christ insisted upon might be let go.

John 18:9 In-Context

7 Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?”“Jesus of Nazareth,” they said.
8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.”
9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.”
10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)
11 Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S John 6:39; John 17:12

Footnotes 1

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