John 17:20
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English Standard Version
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,

King James Bible
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

American Standard Version
Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in me;

English Revised Version
Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word;

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither pray I for these alone; but for them also who shall believe on me through their word.

Weymouth New Testament
"Nor is it for them alone that I make request. It is also for those who trust in me through their teaching;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Shall believe (πιστευσόντων)

The best texts read πιστευόντων, the present participle, that believe. The future body of believers is conceived as actually existing.

On me through their word

The Greek order is, believe through their word on me. "Believe through their word" forms a compound idea.

John 17:20 Parallel Commentaries

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pray.

John 17:6-11 I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the world: your they were, and you gave them me...

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

for them.

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.

Acts 4:4 However, many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

Romans 15:18,19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed...

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God...

2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Cross References
John 10:16
And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

John 17:9
I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.

John 17:19
And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

John 17:21
that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

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