John 17:15-19

15 I 1do not ask that you 2take them out of the world, but that you 3keep them from 4the evil one.[a]
16 5They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17 6Sanctify them[b] in the truth; 7your word is truth.
18 8As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
19 And 9for their sake 10I consecrate myself,[c] that they also 11may be sanctified[d] in truth.

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John 17:15-19 In-Context

13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.
16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
20 "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

Cross References 11

  • 1. ver. 9
  • 2. [1 Corinthians 5:10]
  • 3. ver. 11
  • 4. See Matthew 13:19
  • 5. ver. 14
  • 6. [1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:22]; See John 15:3
  • 7. 2 Samuel 7:28; Psalms 119:160
  • 8. John 20:21; [John 4:38; Matthew 10:5]
  • 9. [Titus 2:14]
  • 10. John 10:36
  • 11. [1 Corinthians 1:2, 30; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Hebrews 2:11; Hebrews 10:10]

Footnotes 4

  • [a]. Or from evil
  • [b]. Greek Set them apart (for holy service to God)
  • [c]. Or I sanctify myself; or I set myself apart (for holy service to God)
  • [d]. Greek may be set apart (for holy service to God)
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