John 17:6-26 Reading the Passage

What Is Christ’s Prayer for You? – John 17:6-26

17 (6) I revealed your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; they were yours and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. (7) Now they know that whatever you have given me comes from you. (8) The words that you gave me I have given them, they received them and know for certain that I have come forth from you, and they believed that you sent me. (9) I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. (10) All that is mine is yours, and all that is yours is mine; and I am glorified in them.

(11) I will no longer remain in the world; they are in the world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one just as we are one. (12) While I was with them, I kept them in your name that you gave me. I guarded them, and not one of them perished, except the son of perdition, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled. (13) Now I am coming to you; but I ask these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have within them the fullness of my joy. (14) I have given them your word and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. (15) I am not asking that you would take them out of the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one. (16) They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

(17) Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. (18) Just as you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. (19) For their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be truly sanctified.

(20) I am not only praying for these men, but also for those who believe in me through their word. (21) My prayer is that they may all be one—just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us; so that the world may believe that you sent me. (22) The glory that you gave me I have given them; so that they may be one, just as we are one—(23) I in them and you in me. May they be brought into perfect unity; so that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them just as you loved me.

(24) Father, I desire that those whom you have given me may also be with me where I am, so that they may see my glory—the glory which you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. (25) O righteous Father, the world did not know you, but I knew you; and these men knew that you sent me. (26) I made your name known to them, and I will make it known; so that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I may be in them.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.