John 17 Darby’s Translation

Jesus' Prayer for His Disciples

17 These things Jesus spoke, and lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee; 2  as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that [as to] all that thou hast given to him, he should give them life eternal. 3  And this is the eternal life, that they should know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. 4  I have glorified thee on the earth, I have completed the work which thou gavest me that I should do it; 5  and now glorify me, thou Father, along with thyself, with the glory which I had along with thee before the world was.

6  I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world. They were thine, and thou gavest them me, and they have kept thy word. 7  Now they have known that all things that thou hast given me are of thee; 8  for the words which thou hast given me I have given them, and they have received [them], and have known truly that I came out from thee, and have believed that thou sentest me. 9  I demand concerning them; I do not demand concerning the world, but concerning those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine, 10  (and all that is mine is thine, and [all] that is thine mine,) and I am glorified in them.

11  And I am no longer in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name which thou hast given me, that they may be one as we. 12  When I was with them I kept them in thy name; those thou hast given me I have guarded, and not one of them has perished, but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13  And now I come to thee. And these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in them. 14  I have given them thy word, and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world. 15  I do not demand that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them out of evil. 16  They are not of the world, as I am not of the world.

17  Sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth. 18  As thou hast sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world; 19  and I sanctify myself for them, that they also may be sanctified by truth.

20  And I do not demand for these only, but also for those who believe on me through their word; 21  that they may be all one, as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22  And the glory which thou hast given me I have given them, that they may be one, as we are one; 23  I in them and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one [and] that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and [that] thou hast loved them as thou hast loved me.

24  Father, [as to] those whom thou hast given me, I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me, for thou lovedst me before [the] foundation of [the] world. 25  Righteous Father,—and the world has not known thee, but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26  And I have made known to them thy name, and will make [it] known; that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them and I in them.

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