John 17

When Jesus had ended this discourse, he said, lifting up his eyes to heaven, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee; as thou hast given him authority over all men, that he may bestow eternal life, on all those whom thou hast given him. Now this is the life eternal, to know thee the only true God, and Jesus, the Messiah, thy Apostle. I have glorified thee upon the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence, with that glory which I enjoyed with thee, before the world was.

I have made known thy name to the men whom those hast given me of the world. They were thine; and thou hast given them to me; and they have kept thy word. Whatsoever thou hast given me, they now know to have come from thee; and that thou hast imparted to me the doctrine, which I have imparted to them. They have received it, knowing for certain, that I came forth from thee, and am commissioned by thee. It is for them that I pray. I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; because they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine mine, and I am glorified in them.

11 I continue no longer in the world; but these continue in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, preserve them in thy name, whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name; those whom thou hast given me, I have preserved. None of them in lost, except the son of perdition, as the scripture foretold. 13 But now that I am coming to thee, I speak these things in the world, that their joy in me may be complete. 14 I have delivered thy word to them, and the world hates them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray thee to remove them out of the world, but to preserve them from evil. 16 Of the world they are not, as I am not of the world.

17 Consecrate them by the truth; thy word is the truth. 18 As thou hast made me thy Apostle to the world, I have made them my Apostles to the world. 19 And I consecrate myself for them, that they may be consecrated through the truth.

20 Nor do I pray for these alone, but for those also who shall believe on me through their teaching; 21 that all may be one; that as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me; 22 and that thou gavest me the glory, which I have given them; that they may be one, as we are one; 23 I in them, and thou in me, that their union may be perfected; that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and that thou lovest them, as thou lovest me.

24 Father, I would that where I shall be, those whom thou hast given me may be with me; that they may behold my glory, which thou gavest me, because thou lovedst me before the formation of the world. 25 Righteous Father, though the world knows not thee, I know thee; and these know that I have thy commission. 26 And to them I have communicated, and will communicate thy name: that I being in them, they may share in the love with which thou lovest me.

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