New International Version
"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;
Darby Bible Translation
And I do not demand for these only, but also for those who believe on me through their word;
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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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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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February 21 Morning
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).
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.
I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
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.
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