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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

John 17

Verse 1

glorify

Seven petitions:

(1) That Jesus may be glorified as the Son who has glorified the Father (John 17:1), Philippians 2:9-11.

(2) for restoration to the eternal glory (John 17:5);

(3) for the safety of believers from

(a) the world (John 17:11) (b) the evil one (John 17:15);

(4) for the sanctification of believers (John 17:17);

(5) for the spiritual unity of believers (John 17:21);

(6) that the world may believe (John 17:21);

(7) that believers may be with Him in heaven to behold and share His glory (John 17:24).

Verse 2

give eternal life

Christ's gifts to those whom the Father gave Him: Eternal life John 17:2; the Father's name (John 17:6; John 17:26; John 20:17), the Father's words (John 17:8; John 17:14)); His own joy (John 17:13); His own glory (John 17:22).

given him

Seven times Jesus speaks of believers as given to Him by the Father (John 17:2; John 17:6; John 17:9; John 17:11; John 17:12; John 17:24). Jesus Christ is God's love-gift to the world (John 3:16), and believers are the Father's love-gift to Jesus Christ. It is Christ who commits the believer to the Father for safe keeping, so that the believer's security rests upon the Father's faithfulness to His Son Jesus Christ.

Verse 6

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 9

world

kosmos = world-system. John 17:14; John 17:16; John 7:7. (See Scofield "John 7:7- :") .

Verse 12

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 13

world

Greek, "kosmos", means "mankind".

(See Scofield Mat 4:8).

Verse 14

world

kosmos = world-system. John 18:36; John 7:7; John 7:7 (See Scofield "John 7:7- :") .

Verse 15

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 16

world

kosmos = world-system. John 18:36; John 7:7. (See Scofield "John 7:7- :") .

Verse 18

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 21

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 23

perfect (See Scofield " :-") .

world kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 25

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield " :-") .

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on John 17". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/john-17.html. 1917.