Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on John 17:15 in English Standard Version "I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one." Mt 13:19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. Joh 17:9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. Joh 17:11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 1Co 5:10 not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.