João 17

1 When Jesus had ended this discourse, he said, lifting up his eyes to heaven, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee;

2 as thou hast given him authority over all men, that he may bestow eternal life, on all those whom thou hast given him.

3 Now this is the life eternal, to know thee the only true God, and Jesus, the Messiah, thy Apostle.

4 I have glorified thee upon the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

5 And now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence, with that glory which I enjoyed with thee, before the world was.

6 I have made known thy name to the men whom those hast given me of the world. They were thine; and thou hast given them to me; and they have kept thy word.

7 Whatsoever thou hast given me, they now know to have come from thee;

8 and that thou hast imparted to me the doctrine, which I have imparted to them. They have received it, knowing for certain, that I came forth from thee, and am commissioned by thee.

9 It is for them that I pray. I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; because they are thine.

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

11 I continue no longer in the world; but these continue in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, preserve them in thy name, whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name; those whom thou hast given me, I have preserved. None of them in lost, except the son of perdition, as the scripture foretold.

13 But now that I am coming to thee, I speak these things in the world, that their joy in me may be complete.

14 I have delivered thy word to them, and the world hates them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

15 I do not pray thee to remove them out of the world, but to preserve them from evil.

16 Of the world they are not, as I am not of the world.

17 Consecrate them by the truth; thy word is the truth.

18 As thou hast made me thy Apostle to the world, I have made them my Apostles to the world.

19 And I consecrate myself for them, that they may be consecrated through the truth.

20 Nor do I pray for these alone, but for those also who shall believe on me through their teaching;

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

22 and that thou gavest me the glory, which I have given them; that they may be one, as we are one;

23 I in them, and thou in me, that their union may be perfected; that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and that thou lovest them, as thou lovest me.

24 Father, I would that where I shall be, those whom thou hast given me may be with me; that they may behold my glory, which thou gavest me, because thou lovedst me before the formation of the world.

25 Righteous Father, though the world knows not thee, I know thee; and these know that I have thy commission.

26 And to them I have communicated, and will communicate thy name: that I being in them, they may share in the love with which thou lovest me.