Scripture: John 17
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JOHN 17 – CLAUSE-BY-CLAUSE (NET Translation)
PR = Prayer Request (verbs in the imperative or command form)
PA = Past Action (past tense verbs)
PC = Present Circumstance (present tense verbs)
FG = Future Goal (future tense verbs, often prefaced with “that…” or “so that…”)
FOB = For Our Benefit (seems to have been included primarily for encouragement or enlightenment of the listeners/readers, typically in the present tense)
When Jesus had finished saying these things, he looked upward to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come.
____ Glorify your Son,
____ so that your Son may glorify you—just as you have given him authority over all humanity,
____ so that he may give eternal life to everyone you have given him.
____ Now this is eternal life—that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.
____ I glorified you on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.
____ And now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory I had with you before the world was created.
____ I have revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world.
____ They belonged to you,
____ and you gave them to me,
____ and they have obeyed your word.
____ Now they understand that everything you have given me comes from you,
____ because I have given them the words you have given me.
____ They accepted them and really understand that I came from you,
____ and they believed that you sent me.
____ I am praying on behalf of them.
____ I am not praying on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given me,
____ because they belong to you.
____ Everything I have belongs to you,
____ and everything you have belongs to me,
____ and I have been glorified by them.
____ I am no longer in the world,
____ but they are in the world,
____ and I am coming to you.
____ Holy Father, keep them safe in your name that you have given me,
____ so that they may be one just as we are one.
____ When I was with them I kept them safe and watched over them in your name that you have given me.
____ Not one of them was lost except the one destined for destruction,
____ so that the scripture could be fulfilled.
____ But now I am coming to you,
____ and I am saying these things in the world,
____ so they may experience my joy completed in themselves.
____ I have given them your word,
____ and the world has hated them,
____ because they do not belong to the world,
____ just as I do not belong to the world.
____ I am not asking you to take them out of the world,
____ but that you keep them safe from the evil one.
____ They do not belong to the world,
____ just as I do not belong to the world.
____ Set them apart in the truth;
____ your word is truth.
____ Just as you sent me into the world,
____ so I sent them into the world.
____ And I set myself apart on their behalf,
____ so that they too may be truly set apart.
____ I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their testimony,
____ that they will all be one,
____ just as you, Father, are in me
____ and I am in you.
____ I pray that they will be in us,
____ so that the world will believe that you sent me.
____ The glory you gave to me I have given to them,
____ that they may be one
____ just as we are one—I in them and you in me—
____ that they may be completely one,
____ so that the world will know that you sent me,
____ and you have loved them just as you have loved me.
____ Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am,
____ so that they can see my glory that you gave me,
____ because you loved me before the creation of the world.
____ Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you,
____ and these men know that you sent me.
____ I made known your name to them,
____ and I will continue to make it known,
____ so that the love you have loved me with may be in them,
____ and I may be in them.”
Here is a suggested prayer: “Holy God: Father, Son, and Spirit. In these few moments, remove the distractions and noise from my life. Help me to listen clearly, and help me to understand what this message tells me about you, about me, and about the world around me. I want to know you more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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