John 17:15

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keepe them from the euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil {one.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I pray not that thou shouldest take them from the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil `one'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My prayer is not that you will take them out of the world, but that you will keep them from the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

I do not demand that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them out of evil.
- Darby Bible

I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil.
- Webster's Bible

I do not ask that Thou wilt remove them out of the world, but that Thou wilt protect them from the Evil one.
- Weymouth Bible

I pray not that you would take them from the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one.
- World English Bible

Y preye not, that thou take hem awei fro the world, but that thou kepe hem fro yuel.
- Wycliffe Bible

I do not ask that Thou mayest take them out of the world, but that Thou mayest keep them out of the evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 17:15


17:15 That thou wouldest take them out of the world - Not yet: but that thou wouldest keep them from the evil one - Who reigns therein.


People's Bible Notes for John 17:15


Joh 17:15,16 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world. The world had hated the Master and was about to slay him, because he was not of the world. So it would hate the apostles, who were not of the world, and seek to slay them; he does not pray that they should be taken out of the world, for they have a work to do, but that the Father would keep them from the power of the evil one.

Discussion for John 17

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 17:19 AND FOR THIER SAKES I SANCTIFY MYSELF THAT THEY ALSO MIGHT BE SANCTIFIED THROUGH THE TRUTH *** HEBREWS 2:11 FOR BOTH HE THAT SANCTIFIETH AND THEY WHO ARE SANCTIFIED ARE ALL OF ONE FOR WHICH CAUSE HE IS NOT ASHAMED TO CALL THEM BRETHREN *** HEBREWS 13:12 WHEREFORE JESUS ALSO THAT HE MIGHT SANCTIFY THE PEOPLE WITH HIS OWN BLOOD SUFFERED WITHOUT THE GATE ***
  • Miss P
    The Most wonderful prayer in the whole bible. God wants people who are going to : Fear, Obey, Believe and be Faithful to Jesus. Period!
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: We must look in to our hearts and find what's there. God can see our hearts, we will before him confess the Jesus is God. Love Love Love
  • A disciple
    Janet; Ignorance mostly because we are raised in a society where ignorance and the heathen bullies those who are better than them, and so good and smart children with great potential are subdued by fear, because they want to be accepted and fit in. How many are the tragedies of beautiful children lost to drugs and a life characterized by self-indulgence and moral corruption and spiritual laziness!
  • Janet
    Disciple, you are right about your comment on Reg. Some do it out of ignorance but some laziness. Even human beings names are not spelt with small letters.
  • Ray321
    John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. People today don't know who Jesus is. Jesus is God.

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