John 17:15-18

15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
17 Sanctify them by[a] the truth; your word is truth.
18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.

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John 17:15-18 In-Context

13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Matthew 5:37
  • 2. ver 14
  • 3. S John 15:3; 2 Samuel 7:28; 1 Kings 17:24
  • 4. ver 3,8,21,23,25; S John 3:17
  • 5. John 20:21

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "them to live in accordance with"
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