John 17:1-2 on Papyrus 107, written in 3rd century.
|Book||Gospel of John|
|Bible part||New Testament|
|Order in the Bible part||4|
John 17 is the seventeenth chapter of the Gospel of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It portrays a prayer of Jesus Christ addressed to His Father, placed in context immediately before His betrayal and crucifixion, the events which the gospel often refers to as His glorification. The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that John composed this Gospel.
- The original text is written in Koine Greek.
- Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
- Papyrus 108 (2nd/3rd century; extant: verses 23-24)
- Papyrus 66 (ca. AD 200; complete)
- Papyrus 107 (3rd century; extant: verses 1-2,11)
- Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
- Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
- Codex Bezae (ca. AD 400)
- Codex Alexandrinus (AD 400-440)
- Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; complete)
- Papyrus 84 (6th century; extant: verses 3, 7-8)
- Papyrus 60 (ca. AD 700; complete).
- Papyrus 59 (7th century; extant: verses 24-26).
- This chapter is divided into 26 verses.
The New King James Version organises this chapter as follows:
- John 17:1-5 = Jesus Prays for Himself
- John 17:6-19 = Jesus Prays for His Disciples
- John 17:20-26 = Jesus Prays for All Believers
Jesus refers to His Father six times in this chapter, calling God "Father" (Greek: πατηρ, pater), "Holy Father" (Greek: πατηρ ἅγιε, pater hagie, John 17:11) and "Righteous Father" (Greek: πατηρ δικαιε, pater dikaie, John 17:25). These are the only occurrences in the New Testament of the vocative forms αγιε and δικαιε, used in direct address to God.
- While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
- that they all may be one, 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.
- Farewell Discourse
- Jesus Christ
- That they all may be one
- Ut unum sint
- Other related Bible parts: John 13, John 14, John 15, John 16
|Chapters of the Bible
Gospel of John