John 17. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1991). The means of giving this grace is, "through thy truth, thy word is truth." Exegetical Commentary on John 20; 24. John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. We desperately need to repent—and to hear Jesus’ prayer again and again (Beasley-Murray, 307). Note the poetic interplay among the Greek words hina, hen, and en in the verses above. Exegetical Commentary on John 21; Report Inappropriate Ad. Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you,a. 2 * just as you gave him authority over all people,b so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him. It is clear that Jesus’ prayer for the unity of believers has not yet been fully answered. All mine are thine. Jesus entirely devoted himself to his undertaking, and all the parts of it, especially the offering up himself without spot unto God, by the eternal Spirit. But the grace of God will also enable them to work together to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Scripture: John 17. 24“Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me be with me where I am, that they may see my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world. “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17) matches perfectly the Ephesians idea of sanctifying the church “by the washing with water through the word ” (Eph. ), which the WEB has updated. Bruce, F. F., The Gospel of John (Grand Rapids: Wm. Let us endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, praying that all believers may be more and more united in one mind and one judgment. Beasley-Murray, George R., Word Biblical Commentary: John (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999), Brown, Raymond, The Anchor Bible: The Gospel According to John XIII-XXI (Garden City: Doubleday, 1970). Unity multiplies the effectiveness of our witness. Christ works to unite us. This prayer, prayed by Jesus just prior to his death, is often called his High Priestly Prayer, because he intercedes with God in behalf of the disciples, present and future. We cannot know what the next 12 months will bring, but one truth is certain: If you're reading these words, then 2021 has arrived and brought you with it. This prayer could be full of despair, because the disciples have proven disappointing. John 17 is the real Lord's prayer. John 17 has been the subject of my personal Lectio the… If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. “that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they may also be one in us” (v. 21a). Scripture John 17 Sort Bible Verse. However, their work is valid only as it adheres to true faith and practice, which isn’t always the case. Jesus Prays for His Disciples. We should hear Jesus’ prayer as a prayer for us today. Philippians, Colossians, Philemon Dennis Hamm SJ Nov 2013; E-Book. If our views have not this effect on us, they are not Divine truth, or we do not receive them by a living and a working faith, but as mere notions. Their spiritual unity will make that proclamation highly successful. Sort by You are viewing series from ... First, Second, and Third John Kelly Anderson, Daniel Keating Apr 2017; E-Book. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. Glory-Finding in the Gospel of John The War in Our Social Media Feeds (Part 2) May 7, 2020. They expect a Messiah of worldly power, like King David, and have not been able to grasp the very different character of Jesus’ ministry. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. As you, Father, are in me and I in you, may they also be one in us” (v. 21a). Christ's prayer for himself. If we are sorry for the disunities that plague us, let us also be glad for the unity that blesses us. This prayer gives us a glimpse of Jesus’ trauma as he prepares to leave them. It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. Tweet . 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 6 “I have revealed you[ a] ( N) to those whom you gave me. Dummelow called it "Christ's high priestly prayer, because in it he solemnly consecrates himself to be priest and victim in the approaching sacrifice." 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. It is the prayer of Jesus for all that are his, that they may be made holy. Chapter 17 of John's gospel contains a Last Supper prayer by Jesus to his Father. The Love of God Larry Broding's Word-Sunday.Com ; Living Space Archive: Commentaries on the Daily Readings - Sunday of week 6 of Easter Structural Outlines of the Fourth Gospel by Rev. 2 For you gave him authority over all humanity, so that he might give eternal life to all those you gave him. Jesus, the Eternal High Priest, is in direct conflict with Caiaphas, the Jewish High Priest in Jerusalem for that year. While the word kosmos can be used to refer to the created world, in this Gospel it is the world that is opposed to God—a corrupt and even demonic world. The John 17 prayer is also known as Jesus’ Last Will and Testament, because it represents Jesus’ provision for the disciples’ needs on the eve of his death. I don't find it to be a frequent choice, which is unfortunate. Thus shall we convince the world of the truth and excellence of our religion, and find more sweet communion with God and his saints. Now they have known The Syriac version reads it (tedy) , "I have known"; and so the Persic and Gothic versions, contrary to most copies and other versions, which read, as we render, "they have known", that is, the disciples and apostles of Christ: that all things whatsoever thou hast given me; As you, Father, are in me and I in you, may they also be one in us”, which you have given me, I have given to them”, “Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me be with me where I am, that they may see my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world”, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also”, “I made known to them your name, and will make it known”, “his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life”, All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. The glory and love that Jesus gives the disciples are the same glory and love that he received from the Father. It is the prayer of Jesus for all that are his, that they may be made holy. 25Righteous Father, the world hasn’t known you, but I knew you; and these knew that you sent me. The disciples are about to experience great trauma at Jesus’ death. The Holy Spirit will accompany them—will strengthen them—guide them. Even disciples must pray for sanctifying grace. The Son owns none for his, that are not devoted to the service of the Father. He gave them his new commandment of love (13:31-35). John 17:16 - John 17:19 give the final petition for the immediate circle of disciples, with its grounds. It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. Our editorial voice, always faithful to the teachings of the Church, assists and inspires Catholic clergy and laity. St. John therefore says, the day before, meaning after sunset on the 14th day of the month; but yet it was part of the same great feast, which was kept on the 15th … Give glory to your Son, so that the Son may give glory to you. O’Day, Gail R., The New Interpreter’s Bible, Volume IX (Nashville: Abingdon, 1995), Sloyan, Gerald, “John,” Interpretation (Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1988), Smith, D. Moody, Jr., Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: John (Nashville: Abingdon, 1999), Copyright 2007, 2010, Richard Niell Donovan, “that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you sent me”. They have seen and hated : probably means that they have seen his works and still have hated; but the Greek can be read: “have seen both me and my Father and still have hated both me and my Father.” That is powerful testimony. “I made known to them your name, and will make it known” (v. 26). That is the key—in God’s hands. But he prayed that the Father would keep them from the evil, from being corrupted by the world, the remains of sin in their hearts, and from the power and craft of Satan. Galatians Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, Peter S. Williamson Apr 2019; E-Book. “that they may all be one” (v. 21a). Jesus is leaving the disciples, but he is not leaving them alone. • The love with which the Father loves the Son leads ultimately to a throne, but only by way of a cross. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. Theodore's commentary on St. John's Gospel, in Syriac, has recently been published, with a Latin translation, by a Catholic scholar. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995). Thus we are taught that our glorifying God is needed as an evidence of our interest in Christ, through whom eternal life is God's free gift. Howard-Brook, Wes, Becoming the Children of God: John’s Gospel and Radical Discipleship (New York: Maryknoll, 1994). The love of God welling up within us fuels our witness, and makes it impossible for the world to ignore the Christ whose name we bear. He had declared and would further declare the name or character of God, by his doctrine and his Spirit, that, being one with him, the love of the Father to him might abide with them also. This is a prayer for the unity of believers. Commentary on John 17:17-19 (Read John 17:17-19) Christ next prayed for the disciples, that they might not only be kept from evil, but made good. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. Thank you. Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! “There is neither Jew or Greek, there is neither slave or free man, there is neither male and female; for all of you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). The position of alienation from the world, in which the disciples stand by reason of their assimilation to Jesus, is repeated here. Maybe the Johannine style is offputting. Like many biblical readings, what… At the center of the prayer in John 17 is the relationship that the first and second members of the Trinity share and the work of the Son, as a result of the Father’s sending (verse 8), to draw everyone into that relationship. It is a great satisfaction to us, in our reliance upon Christ, that he, all he is and has, and all he said and did, all he is doing and will do, are of God. The Prayer of Jesus.*. It was the reason for the former prayer, ‘keep’; it is the reason for the new petition, ‘sanctify.’ Keeping comes first, and then sanctifying, or consecration. Acts of the Apostles William S. Kurz SJ Feb 2014; E-Book. 1 When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven* and said, “Father, the hour has come. It is the cry-of-the-heart of perfect love, and it is the prayer of perfect faith. 22The glory (Greek: doxan) which you have given me, I have given to them; that (hina) they may be one, (hen) even as we are one; (hen) 23I in (en) them, and you in (en) me, that (hina) they may be perfected into one; that (hina) the world (Greek: kosmos) may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.“. However, we also need to recognize that Jesus’ prayer has been answered, at least in part. Such perfected unity is possible only by the grace of God. 20“Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word, 21that (Greek: hina) they may all be one; (hen) even as you, Father, are in (en) me, and I in (en) you, that they also may be one in (en) us; that (hina) the world may believe that you sent me. So begins the second half of John’s Gospel. © 2021 Christianity.com. Own them in the office; let thy hand go with them. 5:25, 26). Christ, as one with the Father, claimed on behalf of all that had been given to him, and should in due time believe on him, that they should be brought to heaven; and that there the whole company of the redeemed might behold his glory as their beloved Friend and Brother, and therein find happiness. After a long, hard 2020, here we stand at the beginning of a new year. Jesus Prays for his Disciples. I cannot think of a single instance in many dozens of weddings through the years. The means of giving this grace is, "through thy truth, thy word is truth." Commentary on John 13:1-17 View Bible Text “Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. So that they might pass through the world as through an enemy's country, as he had done. John 17:16 - John 17:19 give the final petition for the immediate circle of disciples, with its grounds. 17. It was the reason for the former prayer, ‘keep’; it is the reason for the new petition, ‘sanctify.’ Keeping comes first, and then sanctifying, or consecration. This prayer, prayed by Jesus just prior to his death, is often called his High Priestly Prayer, because he intercedes with God in behalf of the disciples, present and future. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.,The Last Supper Discourses These chapters outline Jesus’ preparation for the cross. • The glory which the Father gives the Son results ultimately in the exaltation of Jesus, who is given “the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth” (Philippians 2:9-10), but the pathway to that exaltation involves the Son emptying himself, “taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. John 17 is the longest recorded prayer of Jesus Christ, which he said right after the Last Supper. Exegetical Commentary on John 17; 21. He pleaded with his holy Father, that he would keep them by his power and for his glory, that they might be united in affection and labours, even according to the union of the Father and the Son. They are thine; wilt thou not provide for thine own? This is the sinner's way to eternal life, and when this knowledge shall be made perfect, holiness and happiness will be fully enjoyed. We ought to think of this prayer, rather than the “Our Father,” as the Lord’s Prayer, because it is the prayer in which Jesus pours out his heart. Satan works to divide us. Own them in the office; let thy hand go with them. Christ offered this prayer for his people alone as believers; not for the world at large. Advocates of the ecumenical movement cite these verses to justify their work. Exegetical Commentary on John 19; 23. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 17:20-26 . St. John Chrysostom , priest of Antioch, became Patriarch of Constantinople in 398. (1-5) His prayer for his disciples. SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS are from the World English Bible (WEB), a public domain (no copyright) modern English translation of the Holy Bible. Sanctify them, set them apart for thyself and thy service. Our Lord especially prayed, that all believers might be as one body under one head, animated by one soul, by their union with Christ and the Father in him, through the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. Cousar, Charles B.; Gaventa, Beverly R.; McCann, J. Clinton; and Newsome, James D., Texts for Preaching: A Lectionary Commentary Based on the NRSV—Year C (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994), Craddock, Fred R.; Hayes, John H.; Holladay, Carl R.; and Tucker, Gene M., Preaching Through the Christian Year C (Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1994), Gossip, Arthur John and Howard, Wilbert F., The Interpreter’s Bible, Volume 8 (Nashville: Abingdon, 1952). “Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word” (v. 20b). While the current model of competing denominations diminishes our witness, it is also true that our love for Christians across denominational lines offsets that, at least in part. JESUS’ HIGH PRIESTLY PRAYER. John 17, the High Priestly Prayer of Christ. “The glory (doxan) which you have given me, I have given to them” (v. 22). may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me. Our Lord prayed as a man, and as the Mediator of his people; yet he spoke with majesty and authority, as one with and equal to the Father. ( O) out of the world. B Those whom Christ loves, he loves to the end. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. He did not pray that his disciples should be removed out of the world, that they might escape the rage of men, for they had a great work to do for the glory of God, and the benefit of mankind. Lindberg, Paul H., Lectionary Bible Studies, “The Year of Luke,” Lent-Easter, Study Book, (Augsburg-Fortress, 1976). The position of alienation from the world, in which the disciples stand by reason of their assimilation to Jesus, is repeated here. Eternal life could not be given to believers, unless Christ, their Surety, both glorified the Father, and was glorified of him. Even though Jesus has tried to prepare them for his coming death and resurrection, they have failed to understand. John 17:7. Catholic bible commentaries are reference books about Scripture that explain the interpretations and perspectives of the Roman Catholic church. What will happen next? The disciples argued over who was greatest (Mark 9:34). * [ 15:22 , 24 ] Jesus’ words ( spoken ) and deeds ( works ) are the great motives of credibility. “Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word”, “that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they may also be one in us”, may all be one. I believe that he prays here for both the individual and the corporate body. In this Gospel, Christ’s glory is made fully manifest in his death, resurrection, and ascension (thought of as one continuous action in this Gospel). A chief provider and curator of Catholic information on the web since 1996. For God didn’t send his Son into the kosmos to judge the kosmos, but that the kosmos should be saved through him” (John 3:16-17). W. Hall Harris III. Furthermore, the disciples are nondescript and few in numbers. The Third Readings: The Gospels (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001), Moloney, Francis J., Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of John (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1998). Sure enough, it is not often chosen. The prosperity of the soul is the best prosperity. THE CONTEXT. In this deeply moving experience he prays: first for himself, for his disciples, and for the whole world - all believers in all ages. Christ does not pray that they might be rich and great in the world, but that they might be kept from sin, strengthened for their duty, and brought safe to heaven. ), The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday’s Text. D.A. Thou gavest them me, as sheep to the shepherd, to be kept; as a patient to the physician, to be cured; as children to a tutor, to be taught: thus he will deliver up his charge. He promised them the gift of the Holy Spirit (14:15-31). They are mission-oriented and involve hardship as well as reward. Fragmentation began as early as Acts 6:2, where “the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.” While that conflict was quickly resolved, other conflicts have deepened and spread. (11-26). James and John requested, “Grant to us that we may sit, one at your right hand, and one at your left hand, in your glory” (Mark 10:37). Home >> Bible Studies >> John >> John 17 These small group studies of John contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me. Absent any elaboration in John of the meaning of the experience requested in Jesus’ prayer, the assist from other NT writings seems wholly in keeping with the sense of Jesus’ request in John 17. Seeing how Christians love the poor and needy is equally powerful. A divided church loses persuasive force. Security from evil is … John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Christ next prayed for the disciples, that they might not only be kept from evil, but made good. There is, in the original Greek, a lovely flow that cannot be conveyed in a translation. 1 The Son is “close to the Father’s heart” (John 1:18), or as the KJV puts it, “in the bosom … Carson Sep 30, 2006 18 Shares Conference Message . 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