John 17

Williams(i) 1 When Jesus had said all these things, He lifted His eyes to heaven and said: "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that He may glorify you, 2 just as you have given Him authority over all mankind to give eternal life to all whom you have given Him. 3 Now eternal life means knowing you as the only true God and knowing Jesus your messenger as Christ. 4 I have glorified you down here upon the earth by completing the work which you have given me to do. 5 So now, Father, glorify me up there in your presence just as you did before the world existed. 6 "I have made your very self known to the men whom you have given me out of the world. At first they were yours, but now you have given them to me, and they have obeyed your message. 7 Now they have come to know that everything you have given me really comes from you; 8 for I have given them the teachings that you gave me, and they have accepted them, and they have come to know in reality that I did come from you, and so they are convinced that you did send me. 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world now, but only for those whom you have given me, because they are yours -- 10 really, all that is mine is yours, and all that is yours is mine -- and I have been glorified through them. 11 And now I am no longer to be in the world, but they are to stay on in the world, while I am going to be with you. Holy Father, keep them by the power which you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are. 12 As long as I was with them, I kept them by your power which you gave me, and I protected them, and not one of them was lost, except the one who is now doomed to be lost, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 And now I am going to be with you, and I am saying these things while still in the world, that the joy which I experience may be fully experienced in their own souls. 14 I have given them your message, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to it. 15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil in it. 16 They do not belong to the world just as I do not belong to it. 17 Consecrate them by your truth; your message is truth. 18 Just as you have sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world, too. 19 And so for their sake I am consecrating myself, that they too may be consecrated by truth. 20 "I make this petition, not for them only, but for all who ever come to believe in me through their message, 21 for them all to be one, just as you, Father, are in union with me and I in union with you, for them to be in union with us, so that the world may be convinced that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory which you gave me, so that they may be one, just as we are, 23 I in union with them and you in union with me, so that they may be perfectly united, and the world may be sure that you sent me and that you have loved them just as you have loved me. 24 Father, I want to have those whom you have given me right where I am, in order that they may see the glory which you have given me, because you loved me before the creation of the world. 25 Righteous Father, although the world did not know you, I did know you, and these men have come to know that you sent me, 26 and I made known to them your very self, and I will make you known still further, so that the love which you have shown to me may be felt in them, and I in union with them."