John Chapter 17
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Christ prayeth to his Father to glorifie him, 6 To preserue his Apostles 11 In vnitie, 17 And trueth, 20 To glorifie them, and all other beleeuers with him in heauen.
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.
As thou hast giuen him power ouer all flesh, that he should giue eternall life to as many as thou hast giuen him.2
And this is life eternall, that they might know thee the onely true God, and Iesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
I haue glorified thee on the earth: I haue finished the worke which thou gauest me to doe.
And now O Father, glorifie thou me, with thine owne selfe, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
I haue manifested thy Name vnto the men which thou gauest me out of the world: thine they were; and thou gauest them me; and they haue kept thy word.
Now they haue knowen that all things whatsoeuer thou hast giuen me, are of thee.
For I haue giuen vnto them the words which thou gauest me, and they haue receiued them, and haue knowen surely that I came out from thee, and they haue beleeued that thou didst send me.8
I pray for them, I pray not for the world: but for them which thou hast giuen me, for they are thine.
And all mine are thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified in them.
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine owne Name, those whom thou hast giuen mee, that they may bee one, as we are.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy Name: those that thou gauest me, I haue kept, and none of them is lost, but the sonne of perdition: that the Scripture might be fulfilled.12
And now come I to thee, and these things I speake in the world, that they might haue my ioy fulfilled in themselues.
I haue giuen them thy word, and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, euen as I am not of the world.
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keepe them from the euill.
They are not of the world, euen as I am not of the world.
Sanctifie them through thy trueth: thy word is trueth.
As thou hast sent mee into the world: euen so haue I also sent them into the world.
And for their sakes I sanctifie my selfe, that they also might be sanctified through the trueth.19
Neither pray I for these alone; but for them also which shall beleeue on me through their word:
That they all may be one, as thou Father art in mee, and I in thee, that they also may bee one in vs: that the world may beleeue that thou hast sent mee.
And the glory which thou gauest me, I haue giuen them: that they may be one, euen as we are one:
I in them, and thou in mee, that they may bee made perfect in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loued them, as thou hast loued me.
Father, I will that they also whom thou hast giuen me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory which thou hast giuen mee: for thou louedst mee before the foundation of the world.24
O righteous Father, the world hath not knowen thee, but I haue knowen thee, and these haue knowen that thou hast sent me.
And I haue declared vnto them thy Name, and will declare it: that the loue wherewith thou hast loued mee, may be in them, and I in them.
John Chapter 17 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Mat.28. 18.
8 Chap. 16. 27.
12 Psal.109. 7.
19 Or, truely sanctified.
24 Chap. 12. 26.
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