John 17:1-5

The High Priestly Prayer

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, 1he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, 2the hour has come; 3glorify your Son that the Son may 4glorify you,
2 since 5you have given him authority over all flesh, 6to give eternal life to all 7whom you have given him.
3 8And this is eternal life, 9that they know you 10the only 11true God, and 12Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
4 I 13glorified you on earth, 14having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
5 And now, Father, 15glorify me in your own presence with the glory 16that I had with you 17before the world existed.

John 17:1-5 In-Context

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,
2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
6 "I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.
8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

Cross References 17

  • 1. John 11:41
  • 2. [John 7:30]; See John 12:23
  • 3. See John 7:39
  • 4. ver. 4
  • 5. See Matthew 28:18; Revelation 2:26, 27
  • 6. John 10:28; 1 John 2:25
  • 7. ver. 6, 9, 24; John 6:37, 39; John 10:29; John 18:9; Hebrews 2:13
  • 8. [1 John 5:20]
  • 9. Hosea 2:20; Hosea 6:3; 2 Peter 1:2, 3
  • 10. John 5:44
  • 11. 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 John 5:20; [Jeremiah 10:10]
  • 12. See John 3:17
  • 13. ver. 1; See John 13:31
  • 14. [John 19:30; Luke 22:37]
  • 15. John 13:32
  • 16. John 1:1, 2; [Revelation 3:21]
  • 17. ver. 24; Proverbs 8:23; See John 8:58
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