These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
Many times, the enemies of Jesus had been unable to take Him because His hour had not come. But now the time had arrived for the Lord to be put to death. Jesus was looking ahead to His death on the cross. If He were to remain in the grave, the world would believe that He was just another man. But if God glorified Him by raising Him from the dead that would be proof He was God’s Son and the world’s Saviour. God answered this request by raising the Lord Jesus on the third day and then later by taking Him back to heaven and crowning Him with glory and honor.