Christ prayeth to his Father to glorify him,
John 17:1 These words spake Iesus, and lift vp his eyes to heauen, and said, Father, the houre is come, glorifie thy Sonne, that thy Sonne also may glorifie thee. John 17:2 As thou hast giuen him power ouer all flesh, that he should giue eternall life to as many as thou hast giuen him. John 17:3 And this is life eternall, that they might know thee the onely true God, and Iesus Christ whom thou hast sent. John 17:4 I haue glorified thee on the earth: I haue finished the worke which thou gauest me to doe. John 17:5 And now O Father, glorifie thou me, with thine owne selfe, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
to preserve his Apostles,
John 17:6 I haue manifested thy Name vnto the men which thou gauest me out of the world: thine they were; and thou gauest them me; and they haue kept thy word. John 17:7 Now they haue knowen that all things whatsoeuer thou hast giuen me, are of thee. John 17:8 For I haue giuen vnto them the words which thou gauest me, and they haue receiued them, and haue knowen surely that I came out from thee, and they haue beleeued that thou didst send me. John 17:9 I pray for them, I pray not for the world: but for them which thou hast giuen me, for they are thine. John 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified in them.
John 17:11 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 owne Name, those whom thou hast giuen mee, that they may bee one, as we are. John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy Name: those that thou gauest me, I haue kept, and none of them is lost, but the sonne of perdition: that the Scripture might be fulfilled. John 17:13 And now come I to thee, and these things I speake in the world, that they might haue my ioy fulfilled in themselues. John 17:14 I haue giuen them thy word, and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, euen as I am not of the world. John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keepe them from the euill. John 17:16 They are not of the world, euen as I am not of the world.
John 17:17 Sanctifie them through thy trueth: thy word is trueth. John 17:18 As thou hast sent mee into the world: euen so haue I also sent them into the world. John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctifie my selfe, that they also might be sanctified through the trueth.
to glorify them, and all other believers with him in heaven.
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone; but for them also which shall beleeue on me through their word: John 17:21 That they all may be one, as thou Father art in mee, and I in thee, that they also may bee one in vs: that the world may beleeue that thou hast sent mee. John 17:22 And the glory which thou gauest me, I haue giuen them: that they may be one, euen as we are one: John 17:23 I in them, and thou in mee, that they may bee made perfect in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loued them, as thou hast loued me. John 17:24 Father, I will that they also whom thou hast giuen me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory which thou hast giuen mee: for thou louedst mee before the foundation of the world. John 17:25 O righteous Father, the world hath not knowen thee, but I haue knowen thee, and these haue knowen that thou hast sent me. John 17:26 And I haue declared vnto them thy Name, and will declare it: that the loue wherewith thou hast loued mee, may be in them, and I in them.