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14 He will glorify me: for he will receive of mine, and 15 will declare it unto you. All things which the Father
hath are mine*: therefore I have said, that he will re16 ceive of mine, and will declare it unto you. A little time, and ye will not see me and again a little time, and ye will see me; because I go to the Father."
Then said some of his disciples among themselves, "What is this which he saith unto us, 'A little time, and ye will not see me and again, a little time, and ye 18 will see me :' and, Because I go to the Father?" They
said therefore, "What is this which he saith, A little 19 time?' we know not what he speaketh." Now Jesus
knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, "Do ye inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, A little time, and ye will not see me and 20 again, a little time, and ye will see me?' Verily verily I
say unto you, that ye will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice and ye will be sorrowful, but your 21 sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in travail, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the affliction, for joy that a man is born into the 22 world. And thus ye have sorrow now but I will see
you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no. 23 man shall take from you. And in that day ye shall request nothing of me: Verily verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give 24 it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name : ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things I have spoken to you in dark speeches† : the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in dark speeches, but I shall show you plainly concerning 26 the Father. In that day, ye shall ask in my name; and I
"Every thing which relates to the kingdom of God in the world is committed to my direction and superintendance." Dr. Priestley.
† Or, figures, or, parables.
4 of, N.
say not unto you that I will request the Father for you: 27 for the Father himself loveth you, because ye love me, 28 and believe that I came forth from God*. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I 29 leave the world, and go to the Father." His disciples say unto him, "Lo, now thou speakest plainly, and 30 speakest no dark speech. Now we know that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any one should ask thee by this we believe that thou camest forth from 31 God." Jesus answered them, "Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye will
be scattered every man to his own home, and will leave me alone and yet I am not alone, because the Father is 3.3 with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye will have affliction but be of good courage; I have overcome the world."
CH. XVII. Jesus spake these words, and lifted up his eyes to
heaven, and said, "Father, the hour is come; glorify 2 thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all men, that he may give 3 everlasting life to all whom thou hast given him. "And this is everlasting life, that they may know thee to be the only true God, and Jesus thy messenger to be the Christt. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work 5 which thou hast given me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thyself, with the glory which I had with thee before the world wast.
* I came forth from the Father, q. d. I was sent by him as his messenger to manSee ch. xiii. 3.
+ See Wakefield and Lindsey (List, etc. p. 49). The Primate's version is, "that they may know thee, the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, even Jesus Christ." Observe, here, that there is but one true God, and that Jesus Christ is expressly excluded from being that true God, and contra-distinguished from him as his messenger. Lind. sey, ibid. p. 50.
Or, as Mr. Wakefield renders it, "with that glory, thine own glory, which I had before the world was." The glory which is the object of our Lord's petition is that glory of which he speaks, ver. 22; the glory of instructing and converting mankind, verses 8-14. This glory he had given to his apostles, ver. 22 ; that is, he intended it for them.
6" I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou hast given me out of the world: they were thine, and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word. 7 Now they know that all things, whatsoever thou hast 8 given me, are from thee. For I have given them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have surely known that I came forth from thee, and have 9 believed thou hast sent me. I request for them; I request
not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me ; 10 for they are thine. And all mine are thine*, and thine 11 are mine † ; and I am glorified through them ‡. And now I am no longer in the world; but these are¶ in the world, and I shall go to thee. Holy Father, keep them in that name of thine †† which thou hast given me; that 12 they may be one, as we are. While I was with them
in the world, I kept them in thy name: those whom thou gavest me, I have preserved; and none of them is destroyed ‡‡, but the son of destruction; so that the scrip13 ture is fulfilled. But now I go to thee, and I speak
these things in the world, that they may have my joy on 14 their account completed in them. I have given them thy
words; and the world hath hated them, because they are 15 not of the world, as I am not of the world. I request not
The same glory the Father had given to him; that is, had reserved it for him, and purposed to bestow it upon him. He had it therefore with the Father before the world was, that is, in the Father's purpose and decree. In the language of the scriptures, what God determines to bring to pass is represented as actually accomplished. Thus, the dead are represented as living, Luke xx. 36, 37, 38. Believers are spoken of as already glorified, Rom. vii. 29, 30. Things that are not, are called as though they were. Rom. iv. 17. And in ver. 12, of this chapter, Judas is said to be destroyed; though he was then living, and actually bargaining with the priests and rulers to betray his master. See also ver. 10. Eph. i. 4; 2 Tim. i. 9; Rev. xiii. 8; Heb. x. 34; Eph. i. 4; 2 Tim. i. 9; Rev. xiii. 8 ; Heb. x. 34.
* are thine.] "As the original giver," N.
+ are mine.] By thy unbounded communications." N.
As my disciples." N. See ver. 5.
I shall be, N.
† in that name of thine.] “In the belief and profession of me as the Christ," N.
Gr. one thing. N.
#That is spoken of as actually done, which was certainly future. See ver. 5.
that thou wouldest take them out of the world, but that
16 thou wouldest keep them from evil.
They are not of
As thou hast sent
me into the world, I also have sent them into the world . 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth.
"Nor do I pray for these only, but for those also who 21 shall believe in me through their words; that all may be one ; ¶¶ as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be [one] in us: that the world may be22 lieve that thou hast sent me. And the glory which
thou hast given me, I have given them; that they 23 may be one, as we are one: I in them, and thou in
me; that they may be perfected in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved 24 them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I desire that those also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me for thou lovedst me before the foundation of 25 the world. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have 26 known that thou hast sent me. And I have made known
unto them thy name, and will make it known that the love, with which thou hast loved me, may be in them; and in them."
CH. XVIII. When Jesus had spoken these words, he went
Or, out of the evil.
+ This text shows, that to be sent into the world, does not express or imply a preexistent state, but a divine commission for the instruction of mankind.
# request, N.
Gr. one thing. One in affection; and in co-operation for the advancement of truth and goodness. N. ¶¶ that as, N. ¶ gavest, N. ++ shall be, N. but in the original it is “I am." And through the whole of this excellent prayer, that is continually spoken of as present, or past, which was then future, and had no existence but in the divine decree.
# which thou hast given me.] “Quem constituisti mihi dare. Grot. See ver. 5. and ch. xii. 41." Newcome. See ver. 5. and Rev. xii. 8.
forth with his disciples over the brook Kedron, where was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. 2 And Judas also, who delivered him up, knew the place: 3 for Jesus often resorted thither with his disciples. Judas then, having received a band of soldiers, and officers from the chief-priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lan4 terns, and lamps, and weapons. Upon this Jesus, knowing all things which were to befal him*, went forth, and 5 said unto them, "Whom seek ye?" They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus saith unto them, "I am he." And Judas also, who delivered him up, stood with 6 them. As soon then as he had said unto them, 'I am 7 he,' they went backward, and fell on the ground. Then
he asked them again, "Whom seek ye?" And they said, 8 "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus answered, "I told you that 9 I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these depart." (That the words might be fulfilled, which he spake, "Of those whom thou gavest me, I have lost none.")
Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck a servant of the high-priest, and cut off his right ear. 11 Now the servant's name was Malchus. Then said Jesus
to Peter, "Put up the sword into the sheath the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?” 12 Then the band, and the commander, and the officers of 13 the Jews, took Jesus, and bound him, and led him away
to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who 14 was high-priest that year. Now Caiaphas was he who had given counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
Nothing more beautifully illustrates the dignity of our Lord's character, than this distinet foreknowledge of every circumstance of his approaching sufferings. This distinguishes Christ from all other martyrs and confessors, and fully accounts for his agony in the garden, and the horror which he often expresses at the prospect of what was to happen. It likewise enhances the moral value of his resignation to the divine will, and exhibits his fortitude in a striking light, after his mind had been tranquillized and forti. fied by his prayer in the garden. See Heb. v. 7. He was heard so as to be delivered from his fear.