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Christ Prays for All Believers

20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who 1will believe in Me through their word; 21 gthat they all may be one, as hYou, 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. 22 And the iglory which You gave Me I have given them, jthat they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; kthat they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

24 l“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; mfor You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! nThe world has not known You, but oI have known You; and pthese have known that You sent Me. 26 qAnd I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love rwith which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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