St. John | Chapter 17 | New Testament


Jesus’ Prayer for His Disciples

1 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify thee:

2 as you hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you hast given him.

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you hast sent.

4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do.

5 And now, O Father, glorify you me with thine own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.

6 ¶ I have manifested your name unto the men which you gave me out of the world: thine they were, and you gave them me; and they have kept your word.

7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever you hast given me are of thee.

8 For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that you didst send me.

9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which you hast given me; for they are thine.

10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom you hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

14 I have given them your word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

15 I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil.

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

18 As you hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

20 ¶ Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21 that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you hast sent me.

22 And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you hast sent me, and hast loved them, as you hast loved me.

24 Father, I will that they also, whom you hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you hast given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that you hast sent me.

26 And I have declared unto them your name, and will declare it; that the love wherewith you hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.