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John 17 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Prayer of Jesus
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:1 - After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:2 - For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:3 - And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:4 - I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:5 - Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:6 - “I have revealed you[fn] to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:7 - Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:8 - for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:9 - “My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:10 - All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:11 - Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name;[fn] now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:12 - During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me.[fn] I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:13 - “Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:14 - I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:15 - I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:16 - They do not belong to this world any more than I do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:17 - Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:18 - Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:19 - And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:20 - “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:21 - I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:22 - “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:23 - I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:24 - Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:25 - “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:26 - I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.”
NLT Footnotes
Greek have revealed your name; also in 17:26.
Some manuscripts read you have given me these [disciples].
Some manuscripts read I protected those you gave me, by the power of your name.

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