“While I was with them, I kept and preserved them in Your Name in the knowledge and worship of You. Those You have given Me I guarded and protected, and not one of them has perished or is lost except the son of perdition—Judas Iscariot–the one who is now doomed to destruction, destined to be lost, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
“And now I am coming to You; I say these things while I am still in the world, so that My joy may be made full and complete and perfect in them that they may experience My delight fulfilled in them, that My enjoyment may be perfected in their own souls, that they may have My gladness within them, filling their hearts.
“I have given and delivered to them Your word (message) and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world do not belong to the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that You will take them out of the world, but that You will keep and protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), just as I am not of the world.
“Set them apart—purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them clean by the Truth; Your Word is Truth. Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And so for their sake and on their behalf I dedicate, consecrate, set Myself apart, that they also may be set apart, dedicated, consecrated, made clean in the Truth.
“Neither for these alone do I pray it is not for their sake only that I make this request, but also for all those who will ever come to believe in—trust in, cling to, rely on Me through their word and testimony, That they all may be one, just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.