“I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.”
King James Version (KJV)
17:6 I have manifested thy name - All thy attributes; and in particular thy paternal relation to believers; to the men whom thou hast given me - The apostles, and so #John 17:12|. They were thine - By creation, and by descent from Abraham. And thou hast given them me - By giving them faith in what I have spoken. So #John 17:9|.
Joh 17:6 I have revealed thy name to the men which thou gavest me, etc. In the first five verses he had prayed for himself. Now he prays for his disciples. The apostles are especially meant.