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John 17 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)

17 When Jesus had said these things, he looked up to heaven and said, `Father, the time has come now. Make your Son's name great, so that your Son may make your name great.

You have given your Son power over all people. So all those you have given him will live for ever.

You are the only true God. If they know you, and Jesus Christ whom you sent, they will live for ever.

I made your name great on earth. I have done the work you gave me to do.

So now, Father, let my name be great with you. Make my name as great as it was when I was with you before the world was made.

`I have shown these men who you really are. They are men whom you gave me from the world. They belonged to you and you gave them to me. They have obeyed you.

Now they really know that everything you gave me comes from you.

I have told them the things that you told me to tell them. And they have believed my words. They know it is true that I was with you before I came. They have believed that you sent me.

It is these men I am asking you for. I am not asking you for the people of the world. But I am asking for those you gave me, because they belong to you.

10 All those I have are yours. And all you have are mine. And they make my name great.

11 `I am not in the world any longer. But they are in the world. And I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me. Then they will be one, just as you and I are one.

12 While I was with them, I took care of them in your name, which you gave me. I have taken care of them. Only one of them is lost. That is the one who was born to be lost. What your book says came true.

13 Now I am coming to you. `I say these things while I am in the world so that they may be very glad, as I am.

14 I have told them what you said. The world has hated them because they do not belong to the world. So also, I do not belong to the world.

15 I do not ask you to take them out of the world. But I ask you to take care of them, so that the evil one of this world will not harm them.

16 They do not belong to the world, even as I do not belong to the world.

17 Make them clean by the true word and keep them for yourself. Your word is true.

18 I have sent them into the world as you sent me into the world.

19 I have made myself clean and kept myself for them, so that they may be clean and be kept for you also by the truth.

20 `I do not ask this for these people only; I ask it also for the people who will believe in me when they hear what these people say.

21 I do this so that the people will all be one. That is the same way with us. You, my Father, belong to me and I belong to you. I ask that they also may be joined to us. Then the world will believe that you have sent me.

22 I have made them great the way you have made me great. That makes us one, as we are one.

23 I belong to them and you belong to me, so that they all may be really one together. Then the world will know that you have sent me and that you have loved them just as you have loved me.

24 `Father, I want the people that you have given me to be with me. Then they will see that you made me great, because you loved me before you made the world.

25 Father, you are the one who is right. The world has not known you. But I have known you. These people know that you have sent me.

26 I have told them who you are. I will tell them again and again. Then they will love each other as much as you have loved me. And I will live in them.'

John 17 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Prays to Be Glorified

17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

“I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

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, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one 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 and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

Footnotes:

  1. John 17:6 Greek your name
  2. John 17:11 Or Father, keep them faithful to
  3. John 17:12 Or kept them faithful to
  4. John 17:17 Or them to live in accordance with
  5. John 17:26 Greek your name
New International Version (NIV)

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