“I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.”
King James Version (KJV)
17:9 I pray not for the world - Not in these petitions, which are adapted to the state of believers only. (He prays for the world at #John 17:21|,23, that they may believe - That they may know God hath sent him.) This no more proves that our Lord did not pray for the world, both before and afterward, than his praying for the apostles alone, #John 17:6 |- 19, proves that he did not pray for them also which shall believe through their word, #John 17:20|.
Joh 17:9 I pray for them. The apostles. The prayer of Joh 17:9-19 is for these. I pray not for the world. Not at this time; he came into the world to save it, and we are not to conclude that he would never pray for its conversion and welfare, Now, however, his petition is confined to the apostles, the little band who are hanging upon his words.
I pray for them, I pray not for the world: but for them which thou hast giuen me, for they are thine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours;
- New American Standard Version (1995)
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine:
- American Standard Version (1901)
My prayer is for them: my prayer is not for the world, but for those whom you have given to me, because they are yours
- Basic English Bible
I demand concerning them; I do not demand concerning the world, but concerning those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine,
- Darby Bible
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them whom thou hast given to me; for they are thine.
- Webster's Bible
I am making request for them: for the world I do not make any request, but for those whom Thou hast given me. Because they are Thine,
- Weymouth Bible
I pray for them. I don't pray for the world, but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.
- World English Bible
Y preie for hem, Y preye not for the world, but for hem that thou hast youun to me, for thei ben thine.
- Wycliffe Bible
`I ask in regard to them; not in regard to the world do I ask, but in regard to those whom Thou hast given to me, because Thine they are,
- Youngs Literal Bible