John 17:25
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New International Version
"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

King James Bible
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

Darby Bible Translation
Righteous Father, -- and the world has not known thee, but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

World English Bible
Righteous Father, the world hasn't known you, but I knew you; and these knew that you sent me.

Young's Literal Translation
'Righteous Father, also the world did not know Thee, and I knew Thee, and these have known that Thou didst send me,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The world hath not known thee - Has not acknowledged me. See on John 1:11, John 1:12 (note).

And these have known - Here our Lord, returning to the disciples, speaks:

1st. Of their having received him as the Messiah;

2dly. Of his making the Father known unto them;

3dly. Of his purpose to continue to influence them by the Spirit of truth, that they might be perfectly united to God, by an indwelling Savior for ever.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

righteous.

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father...

Isaiah 45:21 Tell you, and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: who has declared this from ancient time?...

Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus.

the world.

John 8:19,55 Then said they to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me...

John 15:21 But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son...

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son...

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind...

Romans 3:11 There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God.

1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God...

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Galatians 4:8,9 However, then, when you knew not God, you did service to them which by nature are no gods...

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me...

1 John 5:19,20 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness...

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him...

but.

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

John 5:19,20 Then answered Jesus and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do...

John 7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.

John 10:15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

these.

John 17:8 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you...

John 6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the ship...

John 16:27,30 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God...

Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Library
October 10 Evening
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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

February 21 Morning
I am the Lord which sanctify you.--LEV. 20:8. I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people. And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. Sanctified by God the Father.--Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.--The very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus . . . that he might
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

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).
"I pray not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldst keep them from the evil" (John xvii. 15). He wants us here for some higher purpose than mere existence. That purpose is nothing else than to represent Him to the world, to be the messengers of His Gospel and His will to men, and by our lives to exhibit to them the true life, and teach them how to live it themselves. He is representing us yonder, and our one business is to represent Him here. We are just as truly sent
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

November 5. "I in Them, and Thou in Me" (John xvii. 23).
"I in them, and Thou in Me" (John xvii. 23). If we would be enlarged to the full measure of God's purpose, let us endeavor to realize something of our own capacities for His filling. We little know the size of a human soul and spirit. Never, until He renews, cleanses and enters the heart can we have any adequate conception of the possibilities of the being whom God made in His very image, and whom He now renews after the pattern of the Lord Jesus Himself. We know, however, that God has made the human
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Cross References
Matthew 11:27
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

John 3:17
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 7:29
but I know him because I am from him and he sent me."

John 15:21
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.

John 16:3
They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.

John 17:3
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

John 17:8
For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

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