John 17 New American Standard Bible

Jesus' Prayer for His Disciples

17 1  Jesus spoke these things ; and lifting up His eyes to heaven , He said , "Father , the hour has come ; glorify Your Son , that the Son may glorify You, 2  even as You gave Him authority over all flesh , that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life . 3  "This is eternal life , that they may know You, the only true God , and Jesus Christ whom You have sent . 4  " I glorified You on the earth , having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do . 5  "Now , Father , glorify Me together with Yourself , with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

6  " I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world ; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word . 7  "Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; 8  for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. 9  " I ask on their behalf ; I do not ask on behalf of the world , but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours ; 10  and all things that are Mine are Yours , and Yours are Mine ; and I have been glorified in them.

11  "I am no longer in the world ; and yet they themselves are in the world , and I come to You. Holy Father , keep them in Your name , the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. 12  "While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition , so that the Scripture would be fulfilled . 13  "But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves . 14  "I have given them Your word ; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world , even as I am not of the world . 15  "I do not ask You to take them out of the world , but to keep them from the evil one. 16  " They are not of the world , even as I am not of the world .

17  " Sanctify them in the truth ; Your word is truth . 18  "As You sent Me into the world , I also have sent them into the world . 19  "For their sakes I sanctify Myself , that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth .

20  "I do not ask on behalf of these alone , but for those also who believe in Me through their word ; 21  that they may all be one ; even as You, Father , are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22  "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one , just as We are one ; 23   I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity , so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

24  "Father , I desire that they also , whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am , so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world . 25  "O righteous Father , although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; 26  and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known , so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."

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