Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Testament in a Year - June 14


John 17:1 - 17:26- Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)

June 14

John 17:1 - 17:26- Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)

June 14

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Jesus Prays for His Followers
17 1After Jesus said these things he looked toward heaven. Jesus prayed, "Father,
the time has come. Give glory to your Son so that the Son can give glory to you.
2You gave the Son power over all people so that the Son could give eternal life
to all those people you have given to him. 3And this is eternal life: that men
can know you, the only true God, and that men can know Jesus Christ, the One you
sent. 4I finished the work you gave me to do. I brought you glory on earth. 5And
now, Father, give me glory with you. Give me the glory I had with you before the
world was made. 6"You gave me some men from the world. I have shown them what you
are like. Those men belonged to you, and you gave them to me. They have obeyed your
teaching. 7Now they know that everything you gave me comes from you. 8I gave these
men the teachings that you gave me. They accepted those teachings. They know that
I truly came from you. And they believed that you sent me. 9I pray for them now.
I am not praying for the people in the world. But I am praying for these men you
gave me, because they are yours. 10All I have is yours, and all you have is mine.
And my glory is seen in these men. 11Now I am coming to you. I will not stay in
the world now. But these men are still in the world. Holy Father, keep them safe.
Keep them safe by the power of your name (the name you gave me), so that they will
be one, the same as you and I are one. 12While I was with them, I kept them safe.
I kept them safe by the power of your name--the name you gave me. I protected them.
And only one of them was lost--the man (Judas) that chose to be lost. He was lost
so that what was said in the Scripture* would happen. 13"I am coming to you now.
But I pray these things while I am still in the world. I say these things so that
these men can have the true happiness that I have. I want them to be completely
happy. 14I have given them your teaching. And the world has hated them. The world
hated these men, because they don't belong to the world, the same as I don't belong
to the world. 15I am not asking you to take them out of the world. But I am asking
that you keep them safe from the Evil One (the devil). 16They don't belong to the
world, the same as I don't belong to the world. 17Make them ready for your service
through your truth. Your teaching is truth. 18I have sent them into the world, the
same as you sent me into the world. 19I am making myself ready to serve. I do this
for them, so that they can truly be ready for your service. 20"I pray for these
men. But I am also praying for all people that will believe in me because of the
teaching of these men. 21Father, I pray that all people that believe in me can
be one. You are in me and I am in you. I pray that these people can also be one
in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. 22I have given these people
the glory that you gave me. I gave them this glory so that they can be one, the
same as you and I are one. 23I will be in them, and you will be in me. So they will
be completely one. Then the world will know that you sent me. And the world will
know that you loved these people the same as you loved me. 24"Father, I want these
people that you have given me to be with me in every place I am. I want them to
see my glory. This is the glory you gave me because you loved me before the world
was made. 25Father, you are the One who is good. The world does not know you, but
I know you. And these people know that you sent me. 26I showed them what you are
like. And again I will show them what you are like. Then they will have the same
love that you have for me. And I will live in them."

Footnotes: Scripture Part of the Holy Writings--Old Testament.

"Taken from the HOLY BIBLE: EASY-TO-READ VERSION © 2001 by World Bible Translation
Center, Inc. and used by permission."


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