Jesus said these things. Then, raising his eyes in prayer, he said: Father, it's time. Display the bright splendor of your Son So the Son in turn may show your bright splendor.
You put him in charge of everything human So he might give real and eternal life to all in his charge.
And this is the real and eternal life: That they know you, The one and only true God, And Jesus Christ, whom you sent.
I glorified you on earth By completing down to the last detail What you assigned me to do.
And now, Father, glorify me with your very own splendor, The very splendor I had in your presence Before there was a world.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)