John Chapter 17

(Tap footnote to read it.  Old Testament quotations are underlined.  "Love" with a caret ("^love") is agapé.(2)"agapé" The Greek words ἀγάπη (agapé, noun), and ἀγαπάω (agapaó; verb) are typically translated "love".  However, unlike our English word "love" – which primarily speaks of affection and feelings – agapé centers on choice and behavior.  It’s the "love" based on will, choice, behavior, and action; not feelings.  (Feelings-based love is the Greek word φιλέω (phileó), which properly means "brotherly love/affection".)  Thus, you could hate someone passionately and still treat him with "agapé".  Agapé "love" is best understood as the pursuit of what is most beneficial to someone or something, regardless of the cost to yourself or the type of response received from the person or thing.  It can also indicate a preference for someone or something over other things. )

Glorify the Son
  1. Jesus said these things, and having lifted His eyes to heaven He said: “Father, the hour has come.  Glorify your Son so the Son might glorify you.
  2. “Just as you gave Him authority over all flesh, so He might give the life of ages to all them who you have given to Him.
  3. “And this is the life of ages: that they might know you – the only true God – and He who you sent: Jesus the Anointed.
  4. “I glorified you on the earth, having accomplished the work that you have given Me, so I might do it.
  5. “And now Father; glorify Me with yourself, with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
  6. “I revealed your name to the men who you gave Me out of the world.  They were yours, and you gave them to Me, and they have kept your word.
  7. “Now they have known that all things – as much as you have given Me – are of you,
  8. “because the words that you gave to Me, I have given to them.  And they received them and truly knew that I came out from you, and they believed that you sent Me.
  9. “I ask concerning them.  I don’t ask concerning the world, but concerning who you have given Me, because they are yours.
  10. “And all My things are yours, and your things Mine; and I have been glorified in them.
Unity
  1. “And I’m in the world no longer, and they are in the world, and I am going to you.  Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given to Me, so they might be one just as we are One.
  2. “When I was with them, I was keeping them in your name, which you have given to Me.  And I guarded them, and none of them perished except the son of ruin, so the scriptures might be fulfilled.
  3. “But now I’m going to you, and I say these things in the world so they might have My joy which has been completed in themselves.
  4. “I have given them your word, and the world hated them because they aren’t of the world, just as I’m not of the world.
  5. “I don’t ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from evil.(1)“evil” could also be translated “the evil one“, since the Greek construction is slightly ambiguous.
  6. “They aren’t of the world, just as I’m not of the world.
  7. “Make them holy by the truth; your word is truth.
  8. “Just as you sent Me into the world, I sent them into the world.
  9. “And I make Myself holy for their sake, so they also might be *made holy in truth.
  10. “I ask not only for these men, but also for the men who believe in Me through their word,
  11. “so all might be one; just as you Father are in Me and I in you, so also they might be in Us, so the world might believe that you sent Me.
  12. “And the glory that you have given me, I have given to them so they might be one, just as We are one.”
  13. “I in them and you in Me, so they might have been perfected into one, so the world might know that you sent Me and loved them just as you loved Me.
  14. “Father, I desire that where I am, those who you have given to Me might also be with Me; so they might observe My glory which you have given to Me because you loved Me before the foundation of the world.
  15. “Righteous Father, even though the world didn’t know you, yet I knew you, and these men knew that you sent Me.
  16. “And I made your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which you loved Me might be in them, and I in them.”

 

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