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John 17 (Today's New International Version)

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Jesus Prays to Be Glorified

1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven1 and prayed: "Father, the hour has come.2 Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.3 2 For you granted him authority over all people4 that he might give eternal life5 to all those you have given him.6 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you,7 the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.8 4 I have brought you glory9 on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.10

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 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. 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 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. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine.21 And glory has come to me through them. 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 ofb your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one24 as we are one.25 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe byc that name you gave me. None has been lost26 except the one doomed to destruction27 so that Scripture would be fulfilled.28 13 "I am coming to you now,29 but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy30 within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them,31 for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.32 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.33 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.34 17 Sanctify them byd the truth; your word is truth.35 18 As you sent me into the world,36 I have sent them into the world.37

Jesus Prays for All Believers

19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.38 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,39 Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.40 May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.41 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me,42 that they may be one as we are one43-- 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 me44 and have loved them45 even as you have loved me. 24 "Father, I want those you have given me46 to be with me where I am,47 and to see my glory,48 the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.49 25 "Righteous Father, though the world does not know you,50 I know you, and they know that you have sent me.51 26 I have made you known to them,52 and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them53 and that I myself may be in them."
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