Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
And the glory which thou gavest—hast given.
me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one—The last clause shows the meaning of the first. It is not the future glory of the heavenly state, but the secret of that present unity just before spoken of; the glory, therefore, of the indwelling Spirit of Christ; the glory of an accepted state, of a holy character, of every grace.
Neither pray I for these alone—This very important explanation, uttered in condescension to the hearers and readers of this prayer in all time, is meant not merely of what follows, but of the whole prayer.
them also which shall believe—The majority of the best manuscripts read "which believe," all future time being viewed as present, while the present is viewed as past and gone.
Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing John 17:22:
Song of Solomon 6:13
1 Corinthians 15:24
1 Thessalonians 2:12
2 Thessalonians 2:14
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