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John 17:23

17:23 perfectly one. There is a pattern of unity that characterizes the relationship of the Father and the Son, and the Son and the Christian. See note 14:10.

Father to Son Son to Believer

Unity vv. 21, 23 vv. 21, 23, 26

Glory vv. 22, 24 v. 22

Love vv. 23, 24, 26 vv. 23, 26; 13:1

Mission vv. 18, 23, 25 v. 18

Knowledge v. 25 vv. 3, 8, 25, 26

loved them even as you loved me. This statement brings to light the love of God the Father for the redeemed (3:16), sometimes overlooked because of emphasis on the love of Christ for them.