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ther glorified, that ye bear much fruit: so ye will be 9 disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved 10 you: abide ye in
my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye will abide in my love; as I have kept my Fa11 ther's commandments, and abide in his love. These
things I speak unto you, that my joy in you may abide, 12 and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment; 13 that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater
love than this hath no man, that a man lay down his life 14 for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye
do whatsoever 15 things I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants;
for the servant knoweth not what his master doeth : but I
call you friends; for all things which I have heard from 16 my Father, I have made known unto you. Ye have not
chosen me; but I have chosen you, and appointed you,
may remain: that whatever ye shall ask the Father in my
name, he may give it you. 17 “ These things I command you *, that ye may love 18 one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it 19 hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world,
the world would love its own : but because ye are not of
the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, there20 fore the world hateth you. · Remember the words which
I said unto you, · The servant is not greater than his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will persecute
you also : if they have kept my words, they will keep 21 yours also. But all these things they will do unto you
on account of my name; because they know not him 22 who sent me. If I had not come, and spoken unto them,
they would not have had sin : but now they have no ex23 cuse for their sin. He that hateth me, hateth my Father 24 also. If I had not done among them the works which
none other man did, they would not have had sin: but now they have both seen, and have hated, both me and
* Or, I give you in charge.
Father. But this cometh to pass, so that the words are fulfilled which are written in their law, They hated
me without a cause.' 26 “ But when the Advocate * is come, whom I will send
unto you from the Father, even the spirit of truth which 27 proceedeth froin the Father, he will testify of me. And
ye also shall testify, because ye have been with me from
the beginning Ch. xvi. “ These things I have spoken unto you, that ye 2 may not offend t. They will put you out of the syna
gogues : yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth 3 you will think that he offereth God service. And these
things they will do, because they have not known tlie 4 Father, or me. But these things I have spoken unto
you, that, when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you from the beginning I, because I was with
you. 5 But now I depart to him who sent me; and none of you 6 asketh me, “Whither goest thou ?' But because I have
spoken these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your
heart. 7 “ Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is expedient for you
that I go away : for if I go not away, the Advocate ş will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send 8. him unto you. And when he is come, he will convince
the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement: 9 of sin, because they believe not in me; of rigliteousness, 10 because I go to my Father, and ye see me no longer ; 11 of judgement, because the prince of this world is judged ||12 I have still many things to say unto you; but ye cannot 13 bear them now. However, when he cometh, even the
spirit of truth, he will guide you into all the truth : for he will not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that he will speak : and he will show you things to come.
** Comforter, N. + Or, fall away, or, be ensnared. See Campbell.
14 He will glorify me: for he will receive of mine, and 15 will declare it unto you. All things which the Father
hath are mine * : therefore I have said, that he will re16 ceive of mine, and will declare it unto you. A little
time, and ye will not see me: and again a little time, and
ye will see me; because I go to the Father.” 17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves,
“ What is this which he saith unto us, 'A little time,
and ye will not see me: and again, a little time, and ye 18 will see me:' and, · Because I go to the Father?” They
said therefore, “ What is this which he saith, “A little 19 time ?' we know not what he speaketh.” Now Jesus
knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, “Do ye inquire among yourselves concerning this,
that I said, “A little time, and ye will not see me: and 20 again, a little time, and ye will see me?' Verily verily I
say unto you, that ye will weep and lament, but the
world will rejoice: and ye will be sorrowful, but your 21 sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman, when she is
in travail, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth
no more the affliction, for joy that a man is born into the 22 world. And thus ye have sorrow now: but I will see
you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no 23 man shall take from you. And in that day ye shall re
quest nothing of me: Verily verily I say unto you, What
soever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give 24 it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name :
ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things I have spoken to you in dark speechest:
the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in
dark speeches, but I shall show you plainly concerning I 26 the Father. In that day, ye shall ask in my name'; and I
* “Every thing which relates to the kingdom of God in the world is committed to my direction and superintendance.” Dr. Priestley, f Or, figures, or, parables.
say not unto you that I will request the Father for you: 27 for the Father himself loveth
you, 28 and believe that I came forth from God * I came forth
from the Father, and am come into the world : again, I 29 leave the world, and go to the Father.” His disciples
say unto him, “ Lo, now thou speakest plainly, and 30 speakest no dark speech. Now we know that thou
knowest all things, and needest not that any one should
ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from 31 God.” Jesus answered them, “ Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye
will be scattered every man to his own home, and will leave
me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is 33 with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in
me ye may have peace. In the world ye will have affliction: but be of good courage; I have overcome the
world.” Ch. xvii. Jesus spake these words, and lifted up his eyes to
heaven, and said, “ Father, the hour is come; glorify 2 thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee : as thou
hast given him power over all men, that he may give 3 everlasting life to all whom thou hast given him. And
this is everlasting life, that they may know thee to be the
only true God, and Jesus thy messenger to be the Christt. 4. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work 5 which thou hast given me to do. And now, O Father,
glorify thou me with thyself, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was I.
* I came forth from the Father, 4. d. I was sent by him as his messenger to mankind. See ch. xiii. 3.
+ See Wakefield and Lindsey (List, &c. p. 49). The Primate's version is, “ that they may know thee, the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, even Jesus Christ." Observe, here, that there is but one true God, and that Jesus Christ is expressly excluded from being that true God, and contra-distinguished from him as his messenger. Lindsey, ibid. p. 50.
Or, as Mr. Wakefield renders it, “ with that glory, thine own glory, which I had before the world was.” The glory wbich is the object of our Lord's petition is that glory of which he speaks, ver. 22; the glory of instructing and converting mankind, verses 8. 14. This glory he had given to his apostles, ver. 22; that is, he intended it for them.
“I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou hast given me out of the world: they were thine, and
thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word. 7 Now they know that all things, whatsoever thou hast 8 given me, are from thee. For I have given them the words
which thou gavest me; and they have received them; and
have surely known that I came forth from thee, and have be9 lieved that thou hast sent me. I request for them; I request
not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me ; 10 for they are thine. And all mine are thine *, and thine 11 are mine t; and I am glorified through them I. And now
I amg no longer in the world; but these are || in the world, and I shall go to thee. Holy Father, keep them
in that name of thine I which thou hast given me; that 12 they may be one **, as we are. While I was with them
in the world, I kept them in thy name: those whom thou gavest me, I have preserved; and none of them is de
stroyed it, but the son of destruction; so that the scrip13 ture is fulfilled. But now I go to thee, and I speak
these things in the world, that they may have my joy on 14 their account completed in them. I have given them thy
words; and the world hath hated them, because they are 15 not of the world, as I am not of the world. I request not
The same glory the Father had given to him: that is, had reserved it for him, and
* are thine. ] “ As the original giver,” N.
through them.] “ As my disciples," N. See ver. 5.
in that name of thine.] “ In the belief and professsion of me as the Christ,” N.