17:6 “I have revealed 1 your name to the men 2 you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, 3 and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed 4 your word. 17:7 Now they understand 5 that everything 6 you have given me comes from you, 17:8 because I have given them the words you have given me. They 7 accepted 8 them 9 and really 10 understand 11 that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 17:9 I am praying 12 on behalf of them. I am not praying 13 on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given me, because they belong to you. 14
[17:6] 2 tn Here “men” is retained as a translation for ἀνθρώποις (anqrwpoi") rather than the more generic “people” because in context it specifically refers to the eleven men Jesus had chosen as apostles (Judas had already departed, John 13:30). If one understands the referent here to be the broader group of Jesus’ followers that included both men and women, a translation like “to the people” should be used here instead.