I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

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

[a]I have declared thy Name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: [b]thine they were, and thou [c]gavest them me, and they have kept thy word.

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Footnotes

  1. John 17:6 First of all he prayeth for those his disciples, by whom he would have the rest to be gathered together, commendeth them unto the Father, (having once rejected the whole company of the reprobate) because he received them of him into his custody, and for that they embracing his doctrine, shall have so many and so mighty enemies, that there is no way for them to be in safety, but by his help only.
  2. John 17:6 He showeth hereby that everlasting election and choice, which was hidden in the good will and pleasure of God, which is the groundwork of our salvation.
  3. John 17:6 He showeth how the everlasting and hidden purpose of God is declared in Christ, by whom we are justified and sanctified, if we lay hold of him by faith, that at length we may come to the glory of the election.