15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.(A) 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.(B) 17 Sanctify them by[a] the truth; your word is truth.(C) 18 As you sent me into the world,(D) I have sent them into the world.(E) 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.(F)

Jesus Prays for All Believers

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one,(G) Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.(H) May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.(I) 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me,(J) that they may be one as we are one(K) 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me(L) and have loved them(M) even as you have loved me.

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Footnotes

  1. John 17:17 Or them to live in accordance with

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