Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 17:19
- I sanctify myself (egw agiazw emauton).
- To his holy ministry to which the Father "sanctified" (hgiasen) him (John 10:36).
- That they themselves also may be sanctified in truth (ina wsin kai autoi hgiasmenoi en alhteiai).
- Purpose clause with ina and the periphrastic perfect passive subjunctive of agiazw (that they may remain sanctified). The act of Christ helps us, but by no means takes the place of personal consecration on the part of the believer. This high and holy prayer and act of Christ should shame any one who uses the livery of heaven to serve the devil in as does, alas, sometimes happen (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).