17:2 just as you have given him authority over all humanity, 1 so that he may give eternal life to everyone you have given him. 2
17:8 because I have given them the words you have given me. They 7 accepted 8 them 9 and really 10 understand 11 that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 17:9 I am praying 12 on behalf of them. I am not praying 13 on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given me, because they belong to you. 14
17:11 I 15 am no longer in the world, but 16 they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them safe 17 in your name 18 that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. 19
1 tn Or “all people”; Grk “all flesh.”
2 tn Grk “so that to everyone whom you have given to him, he may give to them eternal life.”
3 tn Or “made known,” “disclosed.”
4 tn Here “men” is retained as a translation for ἀνθρώποις (anqrwpoi") rather than the more generic “people” because in context it specifically refers to the eleven men Jesus had chosen as apostles (Judas had already departed, John 13:30). If one understands the referent here to be the broader group of Jesus’ followers that included both men and women, a translation like “to the people” should be used here instead.
5 tn Grk “Yours they were.”
6 tn Or “have kept.”
7 tn Grk And they.” The conjunction καί (kai, “and”) has not been translated here in keeping with the tendency of contemporary English style to use shorter sentences.
8 tn Or “received.”
9 tn The word “them” is not in the Greek text, but is implied. Direct objects were often omitted in Greek when clear from the context.
10 tn Or “truly.”
11 tn Or have come to know.”
12 tn Grk “I am asking.”
13 tn Grk “I am not asking.”
14 tn Or “because they are yours.”
15 tn Grk And I.” The conjunction καί (kai, “and”) has not been translated here in keeping with the tendency of contemporary English style to use shorter sentences.
16 tn The context indicates that this should be translated as an adversative or contrastive conjunction.
17 tn Or “protect them”; Grk “keep them.”
18 tn Or “by your name.”
19 tn The second repetition of “one” is implied, and is supplied here for clarity.
20 tn Grk “the ones you have given me, I want these to be where I am with me.”
21 tn Grk “before the foundation of the world.”