Lectionary Year A
May 12, 2002
John 17:1-11

Initial Acquaintance


(DH)1 These things spoke Jesus and after lifting up his eyes [in]to [the] heaven, he said: "Father, the hour has come! Glorify your son, in order that the son might glorify you, 2 just as you gave to him authority of [over?] all flesh, in order that everyone who has been given to him, to them he might give life eternal. 3 But this is the eternal life, so that they might know you, the only true God, and [that they might know the one] whom you sent, Jesus Christ. 4 I glorified you on earth with respect to having finished [brought to completion] the work which you have given to me so that I might do [it]. 5 And now, you glorify me, father, in your very presence with [by means of] the glory [that] I had before the world was, in your presence [alongside with you].

6 I made your name manifest to the human beings, whom you gave to me out of [from] the cosmos [world]. They were yours [to, with you?] and to me you gave them, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they have come to know that all things, as many as you have given me, are from [with?] you. 8 For the words which you gave to me, I have given to them, and they themselves received [them] and they knew in truth [truly] that I came from [outside of] with you [I know this is awkward, but think about it for a moment!], and they believed that you sent me.

9 I am asking concerning them, I am not asking concerning the cosmos [world], but concerning the ones whom you have given to me, because they are yours, 10 and all my things are yours, and yours mine, and I have been glorified in [with, by means of?] them. 11 And no longer am I in the cosmos [world], and/but they themselves are in the cosmos [world], and I am coming toward them. Holy Father, keep them in [by means of?] your name which you have given to me, in order that they might be one, just as we [are one]."

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