John 17:22
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New International Version
I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one--

New Living Translation
"I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one.

English Standard Version
The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,

Berean Study Bible
I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one--

Berean Literal Bible
And I have given them the glory which You have given Me, so that they may be one, as We are one--

New American Standard Bible
"The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;

King James Bible
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have given them the glory You have given Me. May they be one as We are one.

International Standard Version
"I have given them the glory that you gave me, so that they may be one, just as we are one.

NET Bible
The glory you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one--

New Heart English Bible
The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I have given them the glory that you have given me, so that they shall be one, just as we are one, so that the world shall believe that you have sent me. “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have given them the glory that you gave me. I did this so that they are united in the same way we are.

New American Standard 1977
“And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the clarity which thou gavest me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one:

King James 2000 Bible
And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

American King James Version
And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

American Standard Version
And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the glory which thou hast given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, as we also are one:

Darby Bible Translation
And the glory which thou hast given me I have given them, that they may be one, as we are one;

English Revised Version
And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the glory which thou gavest to me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one.

Weymouth New Testament
And the glory which Thou hast given me I have given them, that they may be one, just as we are one:

World English Bible
The glory which you have given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

Young's Literal Translation
'And I, the glory that thou hast given to me, have given to them, that they may be one as we are one;
Study Bible
Prayer for all Believers
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. 22I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one — 23I in them and You in Me—that they may be perfectly united, so that the world may know that You sent Me and have loved them just as You have loved Me.…
Cross References
John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 17:24
Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, that they may see the glory You gave Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Romans 8:30
And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified.

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with intensifying glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

1 John 4:17
In this way, love has been perfected among us, so that we may have confidence on the day of judgment; for in this world we are just like Him.
Treasury of Scripture

And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

the glory.

John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you…

John 20:21-23 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has …

Mark 6:7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth by …

Mark 16:17-20 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall …

Luke 22:30 That you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on …

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that …

Romans 15:15-20 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Ephesians 2:20 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus …

Philippians 1:29 For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe …

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which …

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that …

Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the …

that.

John 14:20 At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also …

1 John 3:24 And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. …

(22) And the glory which thou gavest me (better, hast given Me) I have given them.--Comp. John 13:32, and in this chapter John 17:1; John 17:5; John 17:24. Here, as all through this Intercessory Prayer, the future which immediately grows out of the present is regarded as present; the fulness of the glory which awaits Him at His Father's right hand is thought of as already given to Him; and the believers who have become, and will become, one with Him, to whom He has given eternal life (John 17:2), are thought of as sharers in it. It is the thought which is expanded by St. Paul when he speaks of the children being "heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if we suffer with Him to the end that we may be also glorified with Him" (Romans 8:17); and by St. John when he speaks of "children of God being like Him because we shall see Him as He is" (1John 3:1-2). In the original the pronoun "I" is emphatically expressed. "The glory which Thou hast given Me," our Lord's words seem to mean, "I have on My part given to them. I have fulfilled the work which Thou hast given Me to do. I have made and declared an atonement between man and God. My work is done. I pray that Thou wouldst fulfil Thine own."

That they may be one, even as we are one.--This is here expressed, in addition to the thought of the last verse, as the purpose for which He has given to them the glory which the Father has given Him. It is future in the union of the glory of heaven; it is present in the realisation of heaven now in those who have the one common hope of their calling.

Verse 22. - Our Lord now proceeds to record how he has already contributed to produce this result. I also - very emphatic - have given to them - that is, to my disciples - the glory which thou gavest me. Numerous interpretations of this "glory" have been suggested, as e.g., the glory into which he is about to enter in his glorified body; but the emphatic perfect δέδωκα, in connection with the ἐδωκάς, viz.: "I have given and am now and still giving," renders this improbable. Meyer, who does not accept Baumgarten-Crusius's view that διδόναι here means "to destine," yet comes very much to the same thought, and regards it as the heavenly glory of which he had eternal experience, and would ultimately share with his people. But the view variously set forth by Oldhausen, Hengstenberg, Maldonatus, Bengel, Tholuck, Moulton, and Godet appears to be in full harmony with the context, viz. the glory of the supernatural life of Divine Sonship and self-sacrificing love as of the very essence of God. This glory that he should taste death for every man, this glory of nature and character as the incarnate Head of a new humanity, I have given to them, in order that they may be one, living in and for each other, even as we are one. The contrast between his own relation to the Father and theirs is most wonderfully maintained. The union between the Father and Son is once more made the type, in his own unique consciousness, of the union among men who have received as his gift the eternal life and glory of a supernatural love. This is more evident from what follows. And the glory which thou gavest me,.... Not the glory of his deity; this is the same with his Father, what he has in right of nature, and not by gift; nor can it be communicated to creatures; this would be to make them one in the Godhead, as the three are one, which is not the design of the expression in the close of the verse: nor his mediatorial glory, which he had with the Father before the world began; this indeed was given him by the Father, but is not given to the saints: nor the glory, of working miracles; which glory Christ had, and which, as man, he had from the Father, and in which his own glory was manifested; this he gave to his disciples; but all that are his have not had it, and some have had it who are none of his: rather the Gospel is meant, which is glorious in its author, matter and subject, in its doctrines, in the blessing: grace it reveals, and promises it contains, and in the efficacy and usefulness of it to the souls of men. This was given to Christ, and he gave it to his disciples:

I have given them; as he did the words that were given to him, John 17:8,

that they may be one, even as we are one; for the Gospel was given to the apostles, and still is to the ministers of it, to bring men to the unity of the faith, for the perfecting of the saints, and the edifying of the body of Christ: or else the fulness both of grace and glory, which is in Christ's hands for his people, is here designed. This is one considerable branch of the glory of Christ, as Mediator, to be full of grace and truth; this was given him by the Father, and is what he communicates to his; even the Spirit, and all sorts of grace, and every supply of it; and which greatly contributes to the union of the saints among themselves: yea, eternal happiness is often signified by glory; and this is given to Christ; he has it in his hands to give to others; and he does give it, a view of it, a right unto it, a meetness for it, a pledge of it, some foretastes of it, and a kind of a possession of it; for the saints have it already, at least in him; and he will give them the actual enjoyment of it, and this in order to their consummate and perfect union together, as a glorious church without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing. 22. And the glory which thou gavest—hast given.

me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one—The last clause shows the meaning of the first. It is not the future glory of the heavenly state, but the secret of that present unity just before spoken of; the glory, therefore, of the indwelling Spirit of Christ; the glory of an accepted state, of a holy character, of every grace.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.
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