John 17

Jesus Prays for Himself

1 Jesus spoke these things, looked up to heaven, and said:

the hour has come.
Glorify Your Son
so that the Son a may glorify You, b
2for You gave Him authority
over all flesh;
Or people

so He may give eternal life e
to all You have given Him. f
3 This is eternal life:
that they may know You, the only g true h God,
and the One You have sent i – Jesus Christ. j
4 I have glorified You on the earth
by completing the work You gave Me to do.
5 Now, Father, k glorify Me in Your presence
with that glory l I had with You
before the world existed. m

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

6I have revealed Your name n
to the men You gave Me o from the world. p
They were Yours, You gave them to Me, q
and they have kept Your word. r
7 Now they know that all things
You have given to Me are from You,
8 because the words that You gave Me, s
I have given them.
They have received them
and have known for certain
that I came from You. t
They have believed that You sent Me.
9 I pray
Lit ask (throughout this passage)
for them.

I am not praying for the
world: The organized Satanic system that is opposed to God and hostile to Jesus and His followers. The non-Christian culture including governments, educational systems, and businesses

but for those You have given Me, w
because they are Yours.
10 Everything I have is Yours,
and everything You have is Mine, x
and I have been glorified in them.
11I am no longer in the world,
but they are in the world,
and I am coming to You. y
Holy z Father,
Lit keep (throughout this passage)
them by Your name ab

that You have given Me,
so that they may be one ac as We are ad one.
12 While I was with them,
I was protecting them by Your name
that You have given Me.
I guarded ae them and not one of them is lost,
except the son of destruction,
The one destined for destruction, loss, or perdition

so that the Scripture ag may be fulfilled. ah
13 Now I am coming to You,
and I speak these things in the world
so that they may have My joy completed in them.
14 I have given them Your word.
The world hated ai them
because they are not of the world, aj
as I am not of the world. ak
15I am not praying
that You take them out of the world
but that You protect them from the evil one. al
16They are not of the world,
as I am not of the world. am
saint(s)/sanctification/sanctify/sanctified: The work of the Holy Spirit that separates believers in Jesus from the world; at the time of saving faith in Jesus, the believer is made a saint; therefore, all believers are saints. The believer participates with the Spirit in a process of transformation that continues until glorification. The goal of sanctification is progressive conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.
Set apart for special use
ap them by the truth; aq

Your word is truth.
18 As You sent Me into the world, ar
I also have sent them into the world.
19 I sanctify Myself for them,
so they also may be sanctified by the truth.

Jesus Prays for All Believers

20I pray not only for these,
but also for those who believe in Me
through their message.
21May they all be one, as
as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. at
May they also be one
Other mss omit one
in Us,

so the world may believe You sent Me.
22I have given them the glory av You have given Me.
May they be one as We are one.
23 I am in them and You are in Me. aw
May they be made completely one,
so the world may know You have sent Me
and have loved ax them as You have loved Me. ay
24 Father,
I desire those You have given Me
to be with Me where I am. az
Then they will see My glory,
which You have given Me
because You loved Me before the world’s foundation.
25 Righteous Father!
The world has not known You.
However, I have known You, ba
and these have known that You sent Me.
26I made Your name bb known to them
and will make it known,
so the love You have loved Me with
may be in them and I may be in them. bc
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