John 17

Riverside(i) 1 THESE words spoke Jesus, and lifted his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee, 2 as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that he may give life eternal to all that thou hast given him. 3 This is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Jesus Christ. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth by completing the work that thou gavest me to do. 5 And now glorify me, Father, at thy side with the glory that I had at thy side before the existence of the world. 6 I have revealed thy name to the men whom thou didst give me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou didst give them to me, and they have kept thy word. 7 Now they know that all the things that thou hast given me are from thee. 8 For the words that thou didst give me I have given them, and they have accepted them and have perceived truly that I came forth from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 9 "I pray for them. I do not pray for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine. 10 All mine are thine and thine are mine, and I have been glorified in them. 11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep in thy name those whom thou hast given to me, that they may be one, as we are. 12 When I was with them I kept in thy name those whom thou hast given to me, and I guarded them, and none of them has perished but the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 Now I am coming to thee, and these things I speak in the world that they may have my joy made full in themselves. 14 I have given them thy word and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Make them holy through the truth. Thy word is truth. 18 As thou didst send me into the world, so have I sent them into the world, 19 and for them I consecrate myself, that they may be consecrated through the truth. 20 "I pray not for them alone, but also for those who believe in me through their word, 21 that all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee, that they may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou didst send me. 22 The glory that thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one as we are one, 23 I in them and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one, that the world may know that thou didst send me and didst love them just as thou didst love me. 24 Father, those thou didst give me — I will that they also may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me, for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 Righteous Father, the world did not know thee, but I knew thee, and these knew that thou didst send me. 26 I have made known thy name to them and will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them."