I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil.
Christ is "come into the world," and therefore thou needest not "go out of the world" to meet Him. He doth not call thee from thy calling, but in thy calling. The dove went up and down from the ark and to the ark, and yet was not disappointed of her olive-leaf. Thou mayest come to the house of God at due times, and thou mayest do the business of the world in other places too; and still keep thy olive, thy peace of conscience (Genesis 24:27; 1 Corinthians 5:10).
(J. Donne, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.