John 17:5-15 (New International Version)

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Jesus Prays for His Disciples

5 And now, Father, glorify me1 in your presence with the glory I had with you2 before the world began.3 6 "I have revealed youa4 to those whom you gave me5 out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me6 and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you,7 and they believed that you sent me.8 9 I pray for them.9 I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me,10 for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine.11 And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world,12 and I am coming to you.13 Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name--the name you gave me--so that they may be one14 as we are one.15 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost16 except the one doomed to destruction17 so that Scripture would be fulfilled.18 13 "I am coming to you now,19 but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy20 within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them,21 for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.22 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.23
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