The Gospel According to St John

Chapter 17

Jesus offers the great Intercessory Prayer—He is glorified by gaining eternal life—He prays for His Apostles and all the Saints—He explains how the Father and Son are one.

 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy aSon, that thy Son also may bglorify thee:

 As thou hast given him apower over all flesh, that he should give beternal life to as many as thou hast cgiven him.

 And this is alife beternal, that they might cknow thee the only true dGod, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast esent.

 I have aglorified thee on the earth: I have bfinished the work which thou gavest me to do.

 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the aglory which I had with thee bbefore the world was.

 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me aout of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast agiven me are of thee.

 For I have given unto them the awords which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I bcame out from thee, and they have cbelieved that thou didst send me.

 I apray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which bthou hast given me; for they are thine.

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

 11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the aworld, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be bone, as we are.

 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and anone of them is blost, but the son of cperdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

 13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my ajoy fulfilled in themselves.

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

 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the aworld, but that thou shouldest bkeep them from the cevil.

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

 17 aSanctify them through thy btruth: thy word is ctruth.

 18 As thou hast asent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

 19 And for their sakes I asanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

 20 Neither apray I for these alone, but for them also which shall bbelieve on me through their word;

 21 That they all may be aone; as thou, bFather, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be cone in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be aone, even as we are bone:

 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made aperfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast bloved them, as thou hast loved me.

 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

 25 O righteous Father, the world hath not aknown thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

 26 And I have adeclared unto them thy bname, and will declare it: that the clove wherewith thou hast dloved me may be in them, and I in them.