John 17:20
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New International Version
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,

New Living Translation
"I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.

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

Berean Study Bible
I am not asking on behalf of them alone, but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message,

Berean Literal Bible
But I do not ask for these only, but also for those believing in Me through their word,

New American Standard Bible
"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who 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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in Me through their message.

International Standard Version
I ask not only on behalf of these men, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their message,

NET Bible
"I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their testimony,

New Heart English Bible
Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Neither do I pray only for them, but also for these who are trusting in me by their word,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I'm not praying only for them. I'm also praying for those who will believe in me through their message.

New American Standard 1977
“I do not ask in behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither do I pray for these alone, but also for those who shall believe in me through their word;

King James 2000 Bible
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also who shall believe on me through their word;

American King James Version
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;

Darby Bible Translation
And I do not demand for these only, but also for those who believe on me through their word;

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;

World English Bible
Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word,

Young's Literal Translation
'And not in regard to these alone do I ask, but also in regard to those who shall be believing, through their word, in me;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:20-23 Our Lord especially prayed, that all believers might be as one body under one head, animated by one soul, by their union with Christ and the Father in him, through the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. The more they dispute about lesser things, the more they throw doubts upon Christianity. Let us endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, praying that all believers may be more and more united in one mind and one judgment. Thus shall we convince the world of the truth and excellence of our religion, and find more sweet communion with God and his saints.
Study Bible
Prayer for all Believers
19For them I sanctify Myself, so that they too may be sanctified by the truth. 20I am not asking on behalf of them alone, but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.…
Cross References
John 10:16
I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in as well, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd.

John 17:9
I ask on their account. I do not ask on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those You have given Me; for they are Yours.

John 17:19
For them I sanctify Myself, so that they too may be sanctified by the truth.

John 17:21
that all of them may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
Treasury of Scripture

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

pray.

John 17:6-11 I have manifested your name to the men which you gave me out of the …

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

for them.

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same …

Acts 4:4 However, many of them which heard the word believed; and the number …

Romans 15:18,19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ …

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, …

2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

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