134 Jesus gives an intercessory prayer.

Psalms 41:9; 109:8; John 17:1–26

Why did Jesus ask for glory (John 17:1)?

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To whom will the Son give eternal life (John 17:2–3)?

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What did Jesus do to glorify the Father (John 17:4)?

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What glory did Jesus have with the Father before the world existed (John 17:5)?

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How well did the disciples understand Jesus’ relationship with the Father (John 17:6–8)?

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Why did Jesus pray for his disciples and not the world (John 17:9)?

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How did the disciples bring glory to Jesus (John 17:10)?

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What kind of relationship with the Father did Jesus want his disciples to have (John 17:11)?

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In what ways does God protect his people from the evil that is in the world (John 17:12–15)?

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Why didn’t the disciples belong to the world (John 17:16)?

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Unto what were the disciples dedicated (John 17:17–19)?

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What kind of relationship with the Father did Jesus want for all believers (John 17:20–23)?

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What does it mean to be “in Christ” and have “Christ in us” (John 17:23–24)?

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After Jesus finished speaking, he looked toward the sky. “Father, the time has come. Glorify your son so he can glorify you. For you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to those you have given him. Eternal life comes by knowing you, the only true God, and the one you have sent, Jesus Christ. I have glorified you on Earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, restore to me the glory I had with you before the world existed.

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John 17:1–5 After Jesus finished speaking, he looked toward the sky. “Father, the time has come. Glorify your son so he can glorify you. For you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to those you have given him. Eternal life comes by knowing you, the only true God, and the one you have sent, Jesus Christ. I have glorified you on Earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, restore to me the glory I had with you before the world existed.
King James

John 17:1–5 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

“I have revealed you to those you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you entrusted them to me. They have obeyed your word, and now they know that everything I have comes from you. They have received the message that you gave to me and are convinced that you sent me.

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John 17:6–8 “I have revealed you to those you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you entrusted them to me. They have obeyed your word, and now they know that everything I have comes from you. They have received the message that you gave to me and are convinced that you sent me.
King James

John 17:6–8 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. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

“I pray for them, not the world. I pray for those you have entrusted to me, because they belong to you. All these who are mine belong to you, and all who are yours belong to me, so they bring me glory. I am leaving the world to come to you, but they must remain here. Holy Father, protect them by the direction and authority you gave me so they may be of one spirit as we are.

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John 17:9–11 “I pray for them, not the world. I pray for those you have entrusted to me, because they belong to you. All these who are mine belong to you, and all who are yours belong to me, so they bring me glory. I am leaving the world to come to you, but they must remain here. Holy Father, protect them by the direction and authority you gave me so they may be of one spirit with you as we are.
King James

John 17:9–11 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given 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 own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

“While I was with them, I protected them by the authority you gave to me. Not one of those you gave me has been lost except the one destined for destruction so scripture might be fulfilled. Now I am coming to you. I have said these things while still with them in the world so their lives may be filled with my joy. I have delivered your message to them. The world hates them because they do not belong to this world, just as I do not belong. I do not pray for you to take them out of the world but that you would protect them from that which is evil.

Eyewitness

Psalm 41:9 My trusted friend who ate bread with me has turned against me.
Psalm 109:8 Let his life be short. Let someone else have his job.
John 17:12–15 While I was with them, I protected them by the authority you gave to me. Not one of those you gave me has been lost except the one destined for destruction so scripture might be fulfilled. Now I am coming to you. I have said these things while still with them in the world so their lives may be filled with my joy. I have delivered your message to them. The world hates them because they do not belong to this world, just as I do not belong. I do not pray for you to take them out of the world but that you would protect them from that which is evil.
King James

Psalm 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
John 17:12–15 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

“They do not belong to the world any more than I do. Let the truth of your word dedicate them to your service. Just as you sent me, I send them into the world. I dedicate myself to meet their needs so they also may be dedicated to true service.

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John 17:16–19 “They do not belong to the world any more than I do. Let the truth of your word dedicate them to your service. Just as you sent me, I send them into the world. I dedicate myself to meet their needs so they also may be dedicated to true service.
King James

John 17:16–19 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

“I pray, not only for these disciples, but also for those who will believe in me because of their message. Let them be of one spirit, as we are. Let them be one with us so the world will believe you sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me so they may be of one spirit as we are. Because I am in them and you are in me, they will be in perfect unity. Then the world will know you have sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.

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John 17:20–23 “I pray, not only for these disciples, but also for those who will believe in me because of their message. Let them be of one spirit with you, as we are. Let them be one with us so the world will believe you sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me so they may be of one spirit with you as we are. Because I am in them and you are in me, they will be in perfect unity with you. Then the world will know you have sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.
King James

John 17:20–23 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

“Father, I want those you have given to me to be with me where I am, to see the glory you gave to me because you loved me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I do. And these disciples know you have sent me. I have shown them who you are and will continue to make you known so your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.”

Eyewitness

John 17:24–26 “Father, I want those you have given to me to be with me where I am, to see the glory you gave to me because you loved me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I do. And these disciples know you have sent me. I have shown them who you are and will continue to make you known so your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.”
King James

John 17:24–26 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.