John 17

When he had thus spoken, Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said. "Father, the hour is come. Glorify the Son, that thy Son may glorify thee; "since thou hast given him authority over all mankind, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him. "And this is eternal life, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. "I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with own self, with the glory I had with thee before the world began.

"I have made known thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word. "They know now that whatever thou hast given me was from thee; "for I have given them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and they have believed that thou didst send me. "I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine, 10 "and all thine are mine, and mine are thine; and I am glorified in them.

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18 "As thou hast sent me into the world, even so I also have sent them into the world. 19 "And for their sakes I dedicate myself, that they also may be thoroughly dedicated in the truth.

20 "Nor do I pray for them alone, but for those also who believe in me through their word, 21 "that they may all be one, even as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee; that they also may be in us; in order that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 "And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one even as we are one, 23 "I in them and thou in me; that they may be made perfectly one, so that the world may recognize that thou didst send me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me.

24 "Father, it is my will that wherever I am these also, thy gift to me, may be with me, that they may see the glory, my glory which thou hast given me, because thou didst love me before the foundations of the world. 25 "O righteous Father, though the world knew thee not, I have known thee, and these have known that though didst send me. 26 "And I have declared - and will declare - thy name unto them, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and that I may be in them."

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