For I have given them the words which you have given me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
I have given them your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Now we are sure that you know all things, and have no need for anyone to question you. By this we believe that you came from God."
And he answered them, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I have not come of my own accord, but he sent me.
For I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent me gave me a command, what to say and what to speak.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
"I have manifested your name to the men whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
I in them, and you in me; that they may become perfectly one, and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them even as you have loved me.
O righteous Father, the world has not known you, but I have known you; and these know that you sent me.
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,
Now I would remind you, brethren, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,
assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,
And he gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.
Finally, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, just as you are doing, you do so more and more.