Those who understand merge into one body.
Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believeJohn 17:20-26
in me through their word,
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.
The glory which you have given me, I have given to them;
that they may be one, even as we are one;
I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one;
that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them,
even as you loved me.
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.
Righteous Father, the world hasn’t known you, but I knew you;
and these knew that you sent me.
I made known to them your name, and will make it known;
that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them.”