João 17

1 These things spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to the heaven, and said -- 'Father, the hour has come, glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,

2 according as You did give to him authority over all flesh, that -- all that You have given to him -- he may give to them life age-during;

3 and this is the life age-during, that they may know You, the only true God, and him whom You did send -- Jesus Christ;

4 I did glorify You on the earth, the work I did finish that You have given me, that I may doit.

5 'And now, glorify me, You Father, with Yourself, with the glory that I had before the world was, with You;

6 I did manifest Your name to the men whom You have given to me out of the world; Yours they were, and to me You have given them, and Your word they have kept;

7 now they have known that all things, as many as You have given to me, are from You,

8 because the sayings that You have given to me, I have given to them, and they themselves received, and have known truly, that from You I came forth, and they did believe that You did send me.

9 'I ask in regard to them; not in regard to the world do I ask, but in regard to those whom You have given to me, because Yours they are,

10 and all mine are Yours, and Yoursare mine, and I have been glorified in them;

11 and no more am I in the world, and these are in the world, and I come unto You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, whom You have given to me, that they may be one as we;

12 when I was with them in the world, I was keeping them in Your name; those whom You have given to me I did guard, and none of them was destroyed, except the son of the destruction, that the Writing may be fulfilled.

13 'And now unto You I come, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves;

14 I have given to them Your word, and the world did hate them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world;

15 I do not ask that You may take them out of the world, but that You may keep them out of the evil.

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

17 sanctify them in Your truth, Your word is truth;

18 as You did send me to the world, I also did send them to the world;

19 and for them do I sanctify myself, that they also themselves may be sanctified in truth.

20 'And not in regard to these alone do I ask, but also in regard to those who shall be believing, through their word, in me;

21 that they all may be one, as You Fatherart in me, and I in You; that they also in us may be one, that the world may believe that You did send me.

22 'And I, the glory that you have given to me, have given to them, that they may be one as we are one;

23 I in them, and You in me, that they may be perfected into one, and that the world may know that You did send me, and did love them as You did love me.

24 'Father, those whom You have given to me, I will that where I am they also may be with me, that they may behold my glory that You did give to me, because You did love me before the foundation of the world.

25 'Righteous Father, also the world did not know You, and I knew You, and these have known that You did send me,

26 and I made known to them Your name, and will make known, that the love with which You lovedst me in them may be, and I in them.'