"I have told these men about you. They were in the world, but then you gave them to me. Actually, they were always yours, and you gave them to me; and they have kept your word.
Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you,
for I have passed on to them the words you gave me; and they accepted them and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me."
"My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you.
And all of them, since they are mine, belong to you; and you have given them back to me, so they are my glory!
Now I am departing the world; I am leaving them behind and coming to you. Holy Father, keep them and care for them -- all those you have given me -- so that they will be united just as we are.
During my time here, I have kept them safe. I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold."
References for John 17:12
"And now I am coming to you. I have told them many things while I was with them so they would be filled with my joy.
I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not.
I'm not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.
They are not part of this world any more than I am.
Make them pure and holy by teaching them your words of truth.
As you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.
And I give myself entirely to you so they also might be entirely yours."