“I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. My prayer is not for them alone. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.” (John 17:9, 15–18, 20, NIV 1984).
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, NIV 1984).
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