John 17

This is life eternal; that is, the way and means to the attainment of life eternal.

No more in the world; no more to remain in it.

Take them out of the world; rescue them from it; that is, from the dangers and sufferings which were threatening them.

Sanctify myself; consecrate myself, that is, to the work of redemption.

That they may be one in us. We observe that Jesus, in all the conversations which he held with his disciples, on the night before he was betrayed, separates himself from men, and joins his name always with that of the father—My Father will love him, and we will come unto him. (14:23;) The Comforter—whom the Father will send in my name, (26.) When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father. (15:26.) Thus the antithesis is between all men, good and bad, on the one hand, and himself in conjunction with the Father on the other. When we consider the unassuming meekness and modesty which marked the Savior's character, this seems wholly inconsistent with the idea that he regarded himself as a mere human messenger from heaven.

Where I am; am to be.

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