Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them safe in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one.
Tell me! Present the evidence! Let them consult with one another! Who predicted this in the past? Who announced it beforehand? Was it not I, the Lord? I have no peer, there is no God but me, a God who vindicates and delivers; there is none but me.
This was also to demonstrate his righteousness in the present time, so that he would be just and the justifier of the one who lives because of Jesus' faithfulness.
No one has ever seen God. The only one, himself God, who is in closest fellowship with the Father, has made God known.
So Jesus answered them, "I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on his own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.
but I know him, because I have come from him and he sent me."
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father -- and I lay down my life for the sheep.
because I have given them the words you have given me. They accepted them and really understand that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
Then, when they had rowed about three or four miles, they caught sight of Jesus walking on the lake, approaching the boat, and they were frightened.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
This is why the Father loves me -- because I lay down my life, so that I may take it back again.