THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

"My Father, the hour has come.  Glorify your son so that your

son may also glorify you, just as you have given him author-

ity over all flesh so the he may give eternal life to all those

you have given him.  This is eternal life:  to know you,

that you alone are God, and Yeshua the Mashiach, whom

you have sent.  I have glorified you on the earth.  I have com-

pleted your labor that you have commanded me to do.  Now

you glorify me, my Father with yourself, with the honor that I

had with you before the world existed.

 

I have made your name known to the sons of men you have

given me from the midst of the world.  They were yours, and 

you have given them to me, and they have kept your word.

Now they know that all you have given me is from yourself.

For the words that you gave me I have given to them.  They

have received them and truly recognized that I have come

forth from you, and they believe that you sent me.  I will 

implore you on their behalf.  I will not implore on behalf of

the world, but rather on behalf of these that you have given

to me, for they are yours.  All that is mine is yours, and

what is yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them.  I 

am no longer in the world, yet they are in the world, and I am

coming to you, my holy Father.  Protect them in your name

which you have given to me so that they may be one as we

are.  While I was with them in the world, I protected them

in your name.  I have kept what you have given me, and not

one of them has perished except for the son of Avaddon, to

fulfill the word that is written.  Now I am coming to you,

and I am speaking these things in the world so that my joy

may be made full within them  I have given them your word,

but the world hates them since they are not from the world,

just as I am not from the world.  I will not implore you that

you take them from the world, but only that you would guard 

them from what is evil.  They are not from the world, just

as I am not from the world.  Sanctify them with your truth,

your word is truth.  Just as you have sent me to the world, so

I have also sent them to the world.  I sanctify myself on their

behalf so that they may also be sanctified with the truth.

 

However, I implore you not only on their behalf, but also on

behalf of those who believe in me through their word, so

that they may all be one, just as you, my Father, are in me and

I am in you.  May they also be in us as one, so that the world 

may believe that you sent me.  I gave them the honor that 

you have given me so that they may be one just as we are one.

I am in them and you are in me, so that they may be per-

fected into one so that the world may know that you sent

me and loved them just as you have loved me.  My Father

who gave them to me, it is my will that they be with me where

I will be, so that they may behold my glory that you gave me,

for you have loved me before the foundations of the world.

indeed, my righteous Father, the world does not know you.

But I know you, and these have recognized that you sent me.

I have made your name known to them and will continue to

make it known to them so that the love with which you loved

me may be in them, and that I will also be in them."

 

Ysochanan 17

The Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels