John 17:1

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These words spake Iesus, and lift vp his eyes to heauen, and said, Father, the houre is come, glorifie thy Sonne, that thy Sonne also may glorifie thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that the son may glorify thee:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said these things; then, lifting his eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the time has now come; give glory to your Son, so that the Son may give glory to you:
- Basic English Bible

These things Jesus spoke, and lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee;
- Darby Bible

These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
- Webster's Bible

When Jesus had thus spoken, He raised his eyes towards Heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee;
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said these things, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may also glorify you;
- World English Bible

These thingis Jhesus spak, and whanne he hadde cast vp hise iyen in to heuene, he seide, Fadir, the our cometh, clarifie thi sone, that thi sone clarifie thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

These things spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to the heaven, and said -- `Father, the hour hath come, glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:1

17:1 Father - This simplicity of appellation highly became the only - begotten Son of God; to which a believer then makes the nearest approach, when he is fullest of love and humble confidence. The hour is come - The appointed time for it; glorify thy Son - The Son glorified the Father, both before and after his own glorification. When he speaks to the Father he does not style himself the Son of man.

People's Bible Notes for John 17:1

Joh 17:1 The Lord's Prayer for His Disciples SUMMARY OF JOHN 17: The Prayer of Christ That He May Be Glorified. The Disciples to Whom the Word Was Given. The Prayer, Not for the World, but for Them. That They May Be Sanctified. The Prayer for Saints in All Ages. That They May Be One. For Unity, That the World May Believe. These words spake Jesus. This prayer, so solemn and so tender, would never have been recorded had it not been intended for our study and profit, but I approach it with a feeling that it is almost too sacred for the usual verbal and textual criticism. It is the overflow of the full soul of the Lord in devotion to the Father, a fitting close to the wonderful discourses beginning in chapter 13; offered in the Upper Room, just before the Lord led his disciples out into the moonlit night, on the way to Gethsemane. This is the real "Lord's Prayer" of the sacred Word; the prayer of is the "disciples' prayer", taught to them by the Lord (Mt 6:9-13). In order to drink in its spirit, we must realize that the Lord stands at the foot of the cross, is about to suffer, and before the separation from his disciples and the agony and shame of the cross, he goes to the Father in their behalf and in his own. Father, the hour is come. "The hour" of the great sacrifice, of the tragedy of the cross, the hour for which Christ came into the world, had now come. Glorify thy Son. He was about to stoop to shame. Had he been left in the tomb, the shame would have been complete. Christ not only prays that he shall be "lifted up" (Joh 12:32)but that he may so "drink the cup" (Mt 20:22 Joh 18:11) that the cross itself shall be a glory.

Discussion for John 17

  • Christine Helms
    We have to be one with Jesus shall not be divided. Because we will not stand God is not author of confusion
    Lord make us one
    jesus christ i n chapter 17 is revealing his deity 17-3 just before he was
    going to be nailed to a wooden cross for lost sinners to be pardoned for
    there sin yet people today deny his deity, virgin birth and bodily resurrection
    and subsitute mary as a mediatrix like the false roman catholic church and have
    a blasphemis mass which crucifies jesus over again which is an abomination to GOD
  • Dormoy
    jesus is asking god the father to protect the disciples from evil and from the power of satan
  • Faith
  • Toni salvatore
    i will say "Amen" to Mitch Withe's comment. He summarized beautifully what we believers mean to each other. And on that note, I offer up prayers to our brethren who are persecuted in other lands because they too believe.
  • Jesus asked his father to watch over his disciples. He knew that they would face problems and temptations. It is the same way with Jesus followers today and we can be confident that Jesus and his father still care for us.

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