John 17:15 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "I pray not," (ouk eroto) "I do not request," appeal

to you, Holy Father, in your care for them. Joh 17:11.

2) "That thou shouldest take them out of the world," (hina ares autous ek tou kosmou) ''in order that You should take them up and out of the world,' as you are soon to take me up and out of the world, in your bringing me forth from the grave, and returning me away from them, Rom 8:11; Act 2:24; Act 2:32; Act 3:15; Act 3:22; Act 3:26.

3) "But that thou shouldest keep them from the evil." (alla hina tereses autous ek tou ponerou) "But (I do request) in order that you may guard or keep them (as a good shepherd or sentinel-soldier) out of the (power of) the evil one," the Devil, 1Jn 2:13; 1Jn 4:4; 1Jn 5:17; Mat 6:13; Joh 8:44. He was praying especially and definitively for His church disciples who had been chosen by Him, from the beginning, to be witnesses and a witnessing agency to carry on His church work, after they were empowered, after He was gone. This is and was the heart of His sermon, Joh 14:1 to Joh 16:33 and the heart of His prayer here, Joh 14:1-3; Joh 15:16; Joh 15:26-27; Joh 20:21, Act 1:8-11; Act 2:4; Act 10:38-42.

Consult other comments:

John 17:15 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 17:15 - The Greek Testament

John 17:15 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 17:15 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 17:15 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 17:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 17:15 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 17:15 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 17:15 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 17:15 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:15 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 17:15 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 17:15 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 17:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 17:15 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 17:15 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 17:15 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:15 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 17:15 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 17:15 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 17:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 17:15 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 17:15 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 17:15 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 17:15 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 17:15 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

John 17:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 17:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 17:15 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 17:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 17:15 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary