1 After saying these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the time has come; honor your Son so that your Son may honor you. 2 Just as you gave Him authority over all mankind, He will give never ending life to all those people [Note: The Greek word here is neuter gender, "all those things"] you have given Him. 3 And this is never ending life; that people may know you [as] the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the One whom you have sent. 4 I am honoring you [while] on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, honor me in your presence with the honor I had with you before the world was [created].
6 I have revealed your name [i.e., your power and character] to the men you gave me out of the world [i.e., the apostles]. They belonged to you, but you gave them to me, and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you gave me came from you, 8 because I have given them the message you gave me, and they accepted it. They [also] knew for certain that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I am praying for them [i.e., the apostles]; I am not praying for the world, but for those whom you gave me, who belong to you. 10 And everything I have belongs to you, and what you have belongs to me; and I am honored through these men. 11 And [now] I am coming to you, for I will not be in the world any longer, yet these men are [still] in the world. Holy Father, protect them by [the power of] your name which you have given me. May these men be one, as we are. 12 I protected them while I was with them by [the power of] your name which you gave me. [See verse 11]. I guarded them so that not one of them was lost except the "son of destruction" [i.e., Judas]. [This was] so that the Scripture would be fulfilled [Psa. 41:9 ?]. 13 But now I am coming to you, and I am speaking these things [while still] in the world, so that they [i.e., the apostles] may have my joy within them in all its fullness. 14 I have given them your word, and the world hated them because they do not belong to the world just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I am not praying that you should take them out of the world, but that you should protect them from the evil one [i.e., the devil]. 16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17 Set them apart [i.e., for your service] through the truth; your word is truth. 18 Just as you have sent me into the world, so I have sent [i.e., will send] them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I dedicate myself [to you] so that they themselves also may be truly dedicated [to you].
20 "I am not praying for these [apostles] only, but also for [all of] those who believe in me through their message. 21 [I pray] that all of them may be one, just as you, Father, are [one] in [fellowship with] me, and I [am one] in [fellowship with] you, so that they also may be [one] in [fellowship with] us in order that the world may [see it and] believe that you sent me. 22 And I have given them [i.e., all believers] the honor which you gave me, so that they may be one, just as we are one: 23 I in them, and you in me, so that they may be completely one. [This is] so the world will know that you sent me and that you love them just as you love me. 24 "Father, I want those you gave me [i.e., the apostles, see verse 6] to be with me where I am [going], so they will see my splendor [i.e., in heaven], which you have given me, for you loved me before the creation of the world. 25 Righteous Father, the world does not know you but I know you, and these men know that you sent me. 26 And I declared your name to them and I will continue to declare it, so that the love you have for me will be in them [also], and that I [will be] in them."