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John 17:24-25

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17:24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, 1  so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world 2 . 17:25 Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you, and these men 3  know that you sent me.

1 tn Grk “the ones you have given me, I want these to be where I am with me.”

2 tn Grk “before the foundation of the world.”

3 tn The word “men” is not in the Greek text but is implied. The translation uses the word “men” here rather than a more general term like “people” because the use of the aorist verb ἔγνωσαν (egnwsan) implies that Jesus is referring to the disciples present with him as he spoke these words (presumably all of them men in the historical context), rather than to those who are yet to believe because of their testimony (see John 17:20).



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