Jesus Prays for Himself
1Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, #John 12:23the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2#Dan. 7:14; Matt. 11:27; John 3:35; (Phil. 2:10; Heb. 2:8)as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many #John 6:37, 39; 17:6, 9, 24as You have given Him. 3And #(Is. 53:11); Jer. 9:23, 24this is eternal life, that they may know You, #1 Cor. 8:4; 1 Thess. 1:9the only true God, and Jesus Christ #John 3:34whom You have sent. 4#John 13:31I have glorified You on the earth. #(Dan. 9:24); John 4:34; 19:30I have finished the work #Is. 49:3; 50:5; John 14:31which You have given Me to do. 5And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory #Prov. 8:22–30; John 1:1, 2; Phil. 2:6; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3which I had with You before the world was.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6#Ps. 22:22“I have manifested Your name to the men #John 6:37whom You have given Me out of the world. #Ezek. 18:4; Rom. 14:8They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. 7Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. 8For I have given to them the words #John 8:28which You have given Me; and they have received them, #John 8:42; 16:27, 30and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that #Deut. 18:15, 18You sent Me.
9“I pray for them. #(1 John 5:19)I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10And all Mine are Yours, and #John 16:15Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. 11#(Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51); John 13:1; (Acts 1:9; Heb. 4:14; 9:24; 1 Pet. 3:22)Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, #(1 Pet. 1:5); Jude 1keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one #John 10:30as We are. 12While I was with them in the world, #Heb. 2:13I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and #(John 6:39; 18:9); 1 John 2:19none of them is lost #Matt. 27:4, 5; John 6:70; Acts 1:16–20except the son of perdition, #Ps. 41:9; 109:8; John 13:18; Acts 1:20that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them Your word; #Matt. 24:9; Luke 6:22; 21:17; John 15:19; 1 John 3:13and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, #John 8:23just as I am not of the world. 15I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but #Matt. 6:13; Gal. 1:4; 2 Thess. 3:3; (2 Tim. 4:18); 2 Pet. 2:9; 1 John 5:18that You should keep them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17#(Acts 15:9; Eph. 5:26; 1 Pet. 1:22)Sanctify them by Your truth. #Ps. 119:9, 142, 151Your word is truth. 18#John 4:38; 20:21As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19And #1 Cor. 1:2; 1 Thess. 4:7; (Heb. 10:10)for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21#(John 10:16; Rom. 12:5; Gal. 3:28); Eph. 4:4, 6that they all may be one, as #John 10:38; 17:11, 23You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22And the #John 14:20; 1 John 1:3glory which You gave Me I have given them, #(2 Cor. 3:18)that they may be one just as We are one: 23I in them, and You in Me; #(Col. 3:14)that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
24#(John 12:26; 14:3; 1 Thess. 4:17)“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; #Matt. 25:34; John 17:5for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25O righteous Father! #John 15:21The world has not known You, but #John 7:29; 8:55; 10:15I have known You; and #John 3:17; 17:3, 8, 18, 21, 23these have known that You sent Me. 26#Ex. 34:5–7; John 17:6And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love #John 15:9; (Eph. 3:17–19)with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”