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

  • Buddy S.
    Jesus Christ, ( the lamb) prayed for us to Jesus, ( the Father,) and said I have manifested THY NAME to men. The name which is above every name. JESUS! The prayer was completed by the Holy Ghost who transmitted the message in the Spirit. What an awesome gift.The Godhead complete was at work on our behalf at that moment. I praise, honor, and extol the King of Heaven.
  • Collin pinson
    I thank God for Jesus, for giving me a chance to live life right through Jesus Chris.
  • Andy
    We see how Jesus was convinced that the Bible is God’s Word, which provides the best guidance in life. Following Jesus’ example, we must read the Bible daily, study it, and meditate on what we learned
  • Jacoba
    Jesus was praying for His apostles and all that believed on Him through their words.
  • Mike
    Verse 16 helps us to see that loyalty to Jehovah God and His Kingdom will help us stay neutral and remain seperate from the world.
  • Irene123
    V. 11 - " ,,, keep through thine own NAME ..."; another prophesy Of Acts 2:38; there is POWER in the name of Jesus!! - to keep us in our walk with Him.

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