John 17:1-12 NIV

Jesus Prays for Himself

1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven1 and prayed: "Father, the time has come.2 Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.3

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2 For you granted him authority over all people4 that he might give eternal life5 to all those you have given him.6

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3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you,7 the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.8

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      4 I have brought you glory9 on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.10

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      Jesus Prays for His Disciples

      5 And now, Father, glorify me11 in your presence with the glory I had with you12 before the world began.13

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          6 "I have revealed youa14 to those whom you gave me15 out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.

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            • a 17:6 - Greek "your name"; also in verse 26
              7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.
              8 For I gave them the words you gave me16 and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you,17 and they believed that you sent me.18

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                  9 I pray for them.19 I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me,20 for they are yours.

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                      10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine.21 And glory has come to me through them.

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                      11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world,22 and I am coming to you.23 Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name--the name you gave me--so that they may be one24 as we are one.25

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                          12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost26 except the one doomed to destruction27 so that Scripture would be fulfilled.28

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