New International Version
I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
King James Bible
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
Darby Bible Translation
I demand concerning them; I do not demand concerning the world, but concerning those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine,
World English Bible
I pray for them. I don't pray for the world, but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.
Young's Literal Translation
'I ask in regard to them; not in regard to the world do I ask, but in regard to those whom Thou hast given to me, because Thine they are,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I pray not for the world - I am not yet come to that part of my intercession: see John 17:20. I am now wholly employed for my disciples, that they may be properly qualified to preach my salvation to the ends of the earth. Jesus here imitates the high priest, the second part of whose prayer, on the day of expiation, was for the priests, the sons of Aaron: see on John 17:1 (note). These words may also be understood as applying to the rebellious Jews. God's wrath was about to descend upon them, and Christ prays that his own followers might be kept from the evil, John 17:15. But he does not thus pray for the world, the rebellious Jews, because the cup of their iniquity was full, and their judgment slumbered not.
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After this manner . . . pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven.--MATT. 6:9. Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father.--My Father, and your Father. Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.--Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into …
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December 31. "I Pray not that Thou Shouldst Take them Out of the World, but that Thou Shouldst Keep them from the Evil" (John xvii. 15).
November 5. "I in Them, and Thou in Me" (John xvii. 23).
But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever--
For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
"I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.
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