John 17

Jesus Prays for the Father to Glorify Him

17:1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he looked upward1 to heaven2 and said, “Father, the time3 has come. Glorify your Son, so that your4 Son may glorify you – 17:2 just as you have given him authority over all humanity,5 so that he may give eternal life to everyone you have given him.6 17:3 Now this7 is eternal life8 – that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ,9 whom you sent. 17:4 I glorified you on earth by completing10 the work you gave me to do.11 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me at your side12 with the glory I had with you before the world was created.13

Jesus Prays for the Disciples

17:6 “I have revealed14 your name to the men15 you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you,16 and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed17 your word. 17:7 Now they understand18 that everything19 you have given me comes from you, 17:8 because I have given them the words you have given me. They20 accepted21 them22 and really23 understand24 that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 17:9 I am praying25 on behalf of them. I am not praying26 on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given me, because they belong to you.27 17:10 Everything28 I have belongs to you,29 and everything you have belongs to me,30 and I have been glorified by them.31 17:11 I32 am no longer in the world, but33 they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them safe34 in your name35 that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one.36 17:12 When I was with them I kept them safe37 and watched over them38 in your name39 that you have given me. Not one40 of them was lost except the one destined for destruction,41 so that the scripture could be fulfilled.42 17:13 But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so they may experience43 my joy completed44 in themselves. 17:14 I have given them your word,45 and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world,46 just as I do not belong to the world.47 17:15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but that you keep them safe48 from the evil one.49 17:16 They do not belong to the world50 just as I do not belong to the world.51 17:17 Set them apart52 in the truth; your word is truth. 17:18 Just as you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.53 17:19 And I set myself apart54 on their behalf,55 so that they too may be truly set apart.56

Jesus Prays for Believers Everywhere

17:20 “I am not praying57 only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe58 in me through their testimony,59 17:21 that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray60 that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. 17:22 The glory61 you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one – 17:23 I in them and you in me – that they may be completely one,62 so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me.

17:24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am,63 so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world64. 17:25 Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you, and these men65 know that you sent me. 17:26 I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known,66 so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them.”

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