|New International Version (© 2011)|
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
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;
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;
John 17:20 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
III. Our Lord's Prayer for His Church, and for All Who Would Believe on His Name, Through the Preaching of the Apostles and Their Successor. John 17:20-26. See on John 17:1 (note).
Neither pray I for these alone - This prayer extends itself through all ages, and takes in every soul that believes in the Lord Jesus.
And what is it that Christ asks in behalf of his followers? The greatest of blessings: unity, peace, love, and eternal glory.
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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;
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.
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John 10:16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
John 17:9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
John 17:19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
John 17:21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.