XXXVIII. Back at the Gethsemane Camp
145. Jesus Prays for His Apostles
39And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the apostles followed him.
1Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you. 2You have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and him whom you have sent. 4I glorify you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do. 5And now, Father, glorify me with the glory which I had with you before the world was made.”
6“I have manifested your namea to the men whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8I have given them the words which you gave me. They have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. 9I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me. 10All mine are yours and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11And now I am no more in the world, and I am coming to you, but they are in the world. Holy Father, keep them in your name, that they may be one even as we are one. 12While I was with them, I kept them in your name.”
(Lk. 22:39; Jn. 17:1–12) (continued)
a “I have manifested your name”—What is the name of God that Jesus manifested to the apostles? It is Father. Throughout his life Jesus consistently taught us to look to God as our Father, our loving heavenly Father.
Lk. 22:39 the apostles followed (Ch. 22, fn. a) / the disciples followed (RSV)
Jn. 17:1–12 you (NRSV) / thee, thou (RSV) • your, yours (NRSV) / thy, thine (RSV) • are (NRSV) / art (RSV) • have, gave, did, (NRSV) / hast, gavest, didst, (RSV)
Jn. 17:1 Jesus lifted / When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted (RSV)
Jn. 17:2 You / since you (RSV)
Jn. 17:3 and him whom / and Jesus Christ whom (RSV)
Jn. 17:5 glorify me with / glorify thou me in thy own presence with (RSV)
Jn. 17:8 I / for I (RSV) • me. They / me and they (RSV)
Jn. 17:9 me. / me, for they are yours; (RSV)
Jn. 17:11 world, and I am coming to you, but they are in the world. / world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. (RSV) • name, that / name which you have given me, that (RSV) (182:1/1963–4)