Bible: John 17:1-26
Jesus Prays for the Father to Glorify Him
17:1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he looked upward 1 to heaven 2 and said, “Father, the time 3 has come. Glorify your Son, so that your 4 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 this 7 is eternal life 8 – that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, 9 whom you sent. 17:4 I glorified you on earth by completing 10 the work you gave me to do. 11 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me at your side 12 with the glory I had with you before the world was created. 13
Jesus Prays for the Disciples
17:6 “I have revealed 14 your name to the men 15 you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, 16 and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed 17 your word. 17:7 Now they understand 18 that everything 19 you have given me comes from you, 17:8 because I have given them the words you have given me. They 20 accepted 21 them 22 and really 23 understand 24 that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 17:9 I am praying 25 on behalf of them. I am not praying 26 on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given me, because they belong to you. 27 17:10 Everything 28 I have belongs to you, 29 and everything you have belongs to me, 30 and I have been glorified by them. 31 17:11 I 32 am no longer in the world, but 33 they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them safe 34 in your name 35 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 safe 37 and watched over them 38 in your name 39 that you have given me. Not one 40 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 experience 43 my joy completed 44 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 safe 48 from the evil one. 49 17:16 They do not belong to the world 50 just as I do not belong to the world. 51 17:17 Set them apart 52 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 apart 54 on their behalf, 55 so that they too may be truly set apart. 56
Jesus Prays for Believers Everywhere
17:20 “I am not praying 57 only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe 58 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 pray 60 that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. 17:22 The glory 61 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 world 64 . 17:25 Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you, and these men 65 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.”