João 17

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said: »Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify you,

2 as you have given him authority over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to all those you have given him.

3 And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

4 I have glorified you on the earth, having finished the work which you have given me to do.

5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.

6 »I have manifested your name to the men whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.

7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.

8 For I have given them the words which you have given me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.

9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

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

11 And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name – the name you gave me – that they may be one, even as we are one.

12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name – the name you gave me. I have guarded them, and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

15 I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one.

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

17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

18 As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

20 »I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in me through their word;

21 that they all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you; that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.

22 And the glory which you gave me I have given them, that they may be one just as we are one:

23 I in them, and you in me; that they may become perfectly one, and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me may be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you, but I have known you; and these know that you sent me.

26 I have made known to them your name, and will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them.«