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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - John 17:24-26

Here is, I. A petition for the glorifying of all those that were given to Christ (John 17:24), not only these apostles, but all believers: Father, I will that they may be with me. Observe, 1. The connection of this request with those foregoing. He had prayed that God would preserve, sanctify, and unite them; and now he prays that he would crown all his gifts with their glorification. In this method we must pray, first for grace, and then for glory (Ps. 84:11); for in this method God gives. Far... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 17:22-26

17:22-26 "And I have given them the glory which you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I am in them, and you are in me, so that their unity with us and with each other may stand consummated and complete. I pray for this that the world may realize that you sent me, and that you loved them as you loved me. Father, it is my will that those whom you have given me should be with me where I am going, that they may see my glory which you gave me, because you loved me before the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - John 17:24

Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me ,.... Not all the world, but a select number; not apostles only, nor as such; nor believers, or as such, for as such they were not given to Christ; nor as considered in the effectual calling; but as the elect of God, and by that eternal act of his grace; when they were given to Christ as his children, as his spouse, as his church, as the sheep of his hand, as his portion, and to be preserved by him; which is known by their calling and... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - John 17:24

That they may behold my glory - That they may enjoy eternal felicity with me in thy kingdom. So the word is used, John 3:3 ; Matthew 5:8 . The design of Christ is, that all who believe should love and obey, persevere unto the end, and be eternally united to himself, and the ever blessed God, in the kingdom of glory. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - John 17:24

Verse 24 24.Father, I will. To will is put for to desire; (129) for it expresses not a command but a prayer. But it may be understood in two ways; either that he wills that the disciples may enjoy his eternal presence, or, that God may, at length, receive them into the heavenly kingdom, to which he goes before them. That they may behold my glory. Some explain beholding his glory to mean, partaking of the glory which Christ has. Others explain it to be, to know by the experience of faith what... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 17:1-26

4. The high-priestly intercession . Audible communion of the Son with the Father . The prayer which now follows reveals, in the loftiest and sublimest form, the Divine humanity of the Son of man, and the fact that, in the consciousness of Jesus as the veritable Christ of God, there was actually blended the union of the Divine and human, and a perfect exercise of the prerogatives of both. The illimitable task which writers of the second century must have set themselves to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 17:20-26

(3) Prayer for the Church Catholic in all time . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 17:22-24

A prayer that the disciples may share in the Lord's glory. Jesus supports his petition by declaring what he has already done for his disciples. I. HE HAS ALREADY IMPARTED TO THEM A SHARE IN ' HIS GLORY . "And the glory which thou hast given me I have given them." 1. This glory is not apostolic office or gift of miracle . 2. It is not the glory of the future kingdom . 3. It is the glory of adoption . As Christ's glory consisted in his Sonship, so... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 17:24

Now passing from this glorification of his people in the convictions and knowledge of the world, our Lord offers "as a Son to a Father," and therefore with profound naturalness, the prayer of the incarnate Loges to the eternal Father, and therefore an address indubitably supernatural and lifted above all human consciousness. It is a prayer, too, which rises from the high and unique term ἐρωτῶ (one which he never puts into the lips of his disciples) to a yet higher one, θέλω , as one who... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 17:24

Blessed with Christ. The future has for man a mysterious interest, and it exercises over him a mysterious power. Religion appeals to this, as to all natural tendencies and susceptibilities of man's being. The revelations and the promises of Christianity have regard to the vast hereafter. When our Lord prayed for his disciples, it could not be that he should omit from his prayer their future—their condition and associations in the immortal state. Without such reference the high-priestly... read more

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