John 17 ©

1 Christ, preparing Himself as our High Priest for His suffering and death, prays His Father that He would glorify Him, to give eternal life to those who know Him. 4 Relates how faithfully and with what joy He had fulfilled the work that was laid upon Him. 9 Prays for His apostles that the Father would keep them in unity of love. 15 From the evil. 17 And sanctify them in His truth. 20 Prays also for all who shall believe in Him through their word. 21 That they may be one. 24 And be with Him where He is to behold His glory.


THESE words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, 1thea hour is come; 2glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify 3thee:


Asb thou hast given him power 4over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast 5given him.


And thisc is 6life eternal, that they might know thee 7the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou 8hast sent.


Id have 9glorified thee on the earth: Ie have 10finished 11the work which thou 12gavest me to do.


And now, O Father, 13glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory whichf I had with thee 14before the world was.


I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou 15gavest me 16out of the world: 17thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.


Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are 18of thee.


For I have given unto them 19the words which thou gavest me; and they have 20received them, andg have known surely that I came out 21from thee, and they have believed that thou didst 22send me.


I pray for them: I pray not 23for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are 24thine.


And allh mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am 25glorified 26in them.


And now I 27am no more in the world, but these 28are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, 29keep through 30thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be 31one, as we are.


Whilei I was with them in the world, I 32kept them in thy name: thosej that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, 33but the son of perdition; 34that thek scripture might be fulfilled.


And now come I to thee; and these things I speak 35in the world, that they might have 36my joy fulfilled 37in themselves.


I have given them 38thy word; andl the world hath 39hated them, because they are not 40of the world, even as I am not 41of the world.


I pray not that thou shouldest 42take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them 43from the evil.


They are not 44of the world, even as I am not 45of the world.


46Sanctify them through thy truth: thym word is 47truth.


Asn thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also 48sent them into the world.


Ando for their sakes 49I sanctify myself, that they also might be 50sanctified 51through the truth.


Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through 52their word;


That they all may be one;p as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one 53in us: that 54the world may believe that thou hast sent me.


And 55the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that 56they may be one, even as we are one:


I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect 57in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved 58them, as thou hast loved me.


Father,q59I will 60that they also, whom thou hast given me, 61be with me 62where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast 63given me: for thou lovedst me 64before the foundation of the world.


O righteous Father, 65ther world hath not known 66thee: but I have known thee, ands these have known that thou hast sent me.


And I have declared unto them thy name, and will 67declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in 68them, and 69I in them.