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John 17

1Christ prayeth to his Father to glorify him; 6and to preserve his apostles in unity of faith, 15and from all evil; 17and to sanctify them with the word of truth: 20and for the perfect union of all believers, and their admission to a share of his glory in heaven.

1 THESE awords spake Jesus, and blifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, cthe hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

2 dAs thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should egive eternal life to fas many as thou hast given him.

3 gAnd this is life eternal, hthat they might know thee ithe only true God, and Jesus Christ, jwhom thou hast sent.

4 kI have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

5 And now, O Father, lglorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which mI had with thee before the world was.

6 nI have manifested thy name unto othe men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and pthey have kept thy word.

7 qNow they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

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

9 sI pray for them: tI pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for uthey are thine.

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

11 xAnd now I am no more in the world, but these are in ythe world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, zkeep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, athat they may be one, bas we are.

12 While I was with them in the world, cI kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but dthe son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

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

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

15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest hkeep them from ithe evil.

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

17 kSanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

18 lAs thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

19 mAnd for their sakes I nsanctify myself, that they also might be 1sanctified through the truth.

20 Neither pray I for othese alone, but for pthem also which shall believe on me through their word;

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

22 And tthe glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23 uI in them, and thou in me, that they may be made vperfect in one; and wthat the world may know that thou hast sent me, and xhast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, ybe with me where I am; zthat they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me abefore the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father, the world bhath not known thee: cbut I have known thee, and dthese have known that thou hast sent me.

26 eAnd I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me fmay be in them, and I gin them.