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John 17

 

 

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Introduction
1Christ prays to his Father.

Verse 1
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:
and lifted
11:41; Psalms 121:1,2; 123:1; Isaiah 38:14; Luke 18:13
the hour
7:30; 8:20; 12:23,27,28; 13:1; 16:32; Mark 14:41; Luke 22:53
glorify
4,5; 7:39; 11:4; 13:31,32; Acts 3:13; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Peter 1:21

Verse 2
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
As
3:35; 5:21-29; Psalms 2:6-12; 110:1; Daniel 7:14; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; 1 Corinthians 15:25; Ephesians 1:20; Philippians 2:10; Hebrews 1:2; 2:8,9; 1 Peter 3:22
give
24; 4:14; 6:27,54-57; 10:28; 11:25,26; Romans 6:23; Colossians 3:3,4; 1 Timothy 1:16; 1 John 1:2; 2:25; 5:20; Jude 1:21
many
6:37,39; 10:29

Verse 3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
this
25; 8:19,54,55; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 9:10; Isaiah 53:11; Jeremiah 9:23,24; 31:33,34; Hosea 6:3; 1 Corinthians 15:34; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 8:11,12; 1 John 4:6; 5:11,20
the only
14:9,10; 2 Chronicles 15:3; Jeremiah 10:10; 1 Corinthians 8:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Timothy 6:15,16; 1 John 5:20
and Jesus
3:17,34; 5:36,37; 6:27-29,57; 7:29; 10:36; 11:42; 12:49,50; 14:26; Isaiah 48:16; 61:1; Mark 9:37; Luke 9:48; 1 John 4:14,15; 5:11,12

Verse 4
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
glorified
12:28; 13:31,32; 14:13
finished
4:34; 5:36; 9:3; 14:31; 15:10; 19:30; Acts 20:24; 2 Timothy 4:7

Verse 5
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
glorify
24; 1:18; 3:13; 10:30; 14:9; Proverbs 8:22-31; Philippians 2:6; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:3,10; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 5:9-14
before
1:1-3; Matthew 25:34; 1 Peter 1:20; Revelation 13:8

Verse 6
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.
have manifested
26; 1:18; 12:28; Exodus 3:13-15; 9:16; 34:5-7; Psalms 22:22; 71:17-19; Matthew 11:25-27; Luke 10:21,22; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Hebrews 2:12; 1 John 5:20
the men
2,9,11,14,16,24; 6:37; 10:27-29; 15:19; 18:9; Acts 13:48
thine
9,10; Romans 8:28-30; 11:2; Ephesians 1:4-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14; 1 Peter 1:1
they
8:31,32; 14:21-24; 15:3,7; Psalms 119:11; Proverbs 2:1-5,10; 3:1-4; 23:23; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:13; Hebrews 3:6; Revelation 2:13; 3:8

Verse 7
Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
they
7:16,17; 14:7-10,20; 16:27-30
are
10; 8:28; 10:29,30; 12:49,50; 16:15

Verse 8
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 have
14; 6:68; 14:10; Proverbs 1:23; Matthew 13:11; Ephesians 3:2-8; 4:11,12
received
3:33; Proverbs 1:3; 2:1; 4:10; 8:10; 1 Corinthians 11:23; 15:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 4:1
and have
6,7,25; 16:27,30; 1 John 4:14

Verse 9
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
pray for
14:16; 16:26,27; Luke 22:32; 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1,2; 5:19; Revelation 12:9; 13:8; 20:15

Verse 10
And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
all
10:30; 16:14,15; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Colossians 1:15-19; 2:9
and I
5:23; 11:4; 12:23; Acts 19:17; Galatians 1:24; Philippians 1:20; 2:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:10,12; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 5:8-14

Verse 11
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.
I am
13; 13:1,3; 16:28; Acts 1:9-11; 3:21; Hebrews 1:3; 9:24
but
14-18; 15:18-21; 16:33; Matthew 10:16; James 4:4; 1 John 3:12; 5:19
Holy
25; Matthew 5:48; 1 Peter 1:15-17; Revelation 4:8; 15:4
keep
12,15; 10:29,30; Psalms 17:8,9; Isaiah 27:3; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 1:1,24
thine
Psalms 79:9; Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 64:2; Jeremiah 14:7,21; Ezekiel 20:9,22,44; Matthew 6:9; Romans 9:17
that
21,22; 10:30; 14:20; Romans 15:5,6; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 12:12,13; Ephesians 4:4

Verse 12
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.
I kept
6:37,39,40; 10:27,28; Hebrews 2:13
and
13:18; 18:9; Luke 4:26,27; 1 John 2:19
the son
6:70,71; 13:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:3
that
Psalms 109:6-19; Acts 1:16-20,25

Verse 13
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
come
1; 13:3; Hebrews 12:2
that
3:29; 15:11; 16:22-24,33; Nehemiah 8:10; Psalms 43:4; 126:5; Acts 13:52; Romans 14:17; Galatians 5:22; 1 John 1:4; 2 John 1:12

Verse 14
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.
given
the world
7:7; 15:18-21; Genesis 3:15; Proverbs 29:27; Zechariah 11:8; Matthew 10:24,25; 1 Peter 4:4,5; 1 John 3:12
they
16; 8:23; 1 John 4:5,6; 5:19,20

Verse 15
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
take
Psalms 30:9; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 38:18,19; 57:1; Luke 8:38,39; Philippians 1:20-26
keep
Genesis 48:16; 1 Chronicles 4:10; Psalms 121:7; Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4; Galatians 1:4; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; 2 Timothy 4:8; 1 John 5:18

Verse 17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Sanctify
19; 8:32; 15:3; Psalms 19:7-9; 119:9,11,104; Luke 8:11,15; Acts 15:9; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 5:26; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; James 1:21; 1 Peter 1:22,23
word
8:40; 2 Samuel 7:28; Psalms 12:6; 19:7; 119:144,151,152; Ephesians 4:21; 2 Timothy 2:25,26

Verse 18
As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
20:21; Isaiah 61:1-3; Matthew 23:34; 2 Corinthians 5:20; Ephesians 3:7

Verse 19
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
for
Isaiah 62:1; 2 Corinthians 4:15; 8:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; 2 Timothy 2:10
I sanctify
10:36; Jeremiah 1:5; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Hebrews 2:11; 9:13,18,26; 10:5-10,29
that
17; Titus 2:14
sanctified through the truth
or, truly sanctified.

Verse 20
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
pray
6-11; Ephesians 4:11
for them
Acts 2:41; 4:4; Romans 15:18,19; 16:26; 2 Timothy 1:2

Verse 21
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.
they all
11,22,23; 10:16; Jeremiah 32:39; Ezekiel 37:16-19,22-25; Zephaniah 3:9; Zechariah 14:9; Acts 2:46; 4:32; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 12:12,25-27; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 4:3-6; Philippians 1:27; 2:1-5; Colossians 3:11-14; 1 Peter 3:8,9
as
5:23; 10:30,38; 14:9-11; Philippians 2:6; 1 John 5:7
that the
13:35

Verse 22
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
the glory
1:16; 15:18,19; 20:21-23; Mark 6:7; 16:17-20; Luke 22:30; Acts 5:41; Romans 15:15-20; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 5:20; 6:1; Ephesians 2:20; Philippians 1:29; Colossians 1:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 21:14
that
14:20; 1 John 1:3; 3:24

Verse 23
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.
I
6:56; 14:10,23; Romans 8:10,11; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:28; 1 John 1:3; 1 John 4:12-16
made
Ephesians 4:12-16; Philippians 3:15; Colossians 1:28; 2:2,9,10; 3:14; 1 Peter 5:10
the
13:35
and hast
24; Ephesians 1:6-14; 1 John 3:1; 4:19

Verse 24
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.
I will
12:26; 14:3; Matthew 25:21,23; 26:29; Luke 12:37; 22:28-30; 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 3:21; 7:14-17
may
Genesis 45:13; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 21:22
for
5; Proverbs 8:21-31

Verse 25
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
righteous
11; Isaiah 45:21; Romans 3:26
the world
8:19,55; 15:21; 16:3; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; Acts 17:23; 26:18; Romans 1:28; Romans 3:11; 1 Corinthians 1:21; 15:34; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Galatians 4:8,9; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 8:11; 1 John 5:19,20; Revelation 13:8
but
1:18; 5:19,20; 7:29; 10:15
these
8; 6:19; 16:27,30; Matthew 16:16

Verse 26
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.
I have
6; 8:50; 15:15; Psalms 22:22; Hebrews 2:12
that
14:23; 15:9; Ephesians 1:6,22,23; 2:4,5; 5:30,32; 2 Thessalonians 2:16
and I
23; 6:56; 14:20; 15:4; Romans 8:10; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 12:12; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 1:27; 2:10; 3:11; 1 John 3:24; 4:13,14

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on John 17:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/john-17.html.

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