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John 17 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The High Priestly Prayer

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:1 - 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:2 - since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:3 - And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:4 - I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:5 - And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:6 - “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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:7 - Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:8 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:9 - I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:10 - All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:11 - And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:12 - While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:13 - But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:14 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:15 - I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:16 - They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:17 - Sanctify them[fn] in the truth; your word is truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:18 - As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:19 - And for their sake I consecrate myself,[fn] that they also may be sanctified[fn] in truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:20 - “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:21 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:22 - The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:23 - I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:24 - Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:25 - O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:26 - I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
ESV Footnotes
Or from evil
Greek Set them apart (for holy service to God)
Or I sanctify myself; or I set myself apart (for holy service to God)
Greek may be set apart (for holy service to God)

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