John 16

1I have spoken these things to you, so that ye may not be caused to stumble. 2They will make you excommunicated from the synagogues. But the hour comes that every man who kills you will presume to be offering service to God. 3And they will do these things, because they have not known the Father nor me. 4But I have told you these things, so that when the hour comes, ye may remember that I told you of them. But I did not tell you these things from the beginning because I was with you. 5But now I go to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, Where do thou go? 6But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I depart, for if I do not depart, the helper will not come to you. But whenever I go, I will send him to you. 8And having come, that will convict the world about sin, and about justice, and about judgment. 9About sin because they truly did not believe in me, 10and about justice because I go to the Father, and ye see me no more, 11and about judgment because the ruler of this world has been judged. 12I have yet many things to say to you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13However when that, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak from himself, but as many things as he may hear, he will speak. And he will report to you the things that are coming. 14He will glorify me because he will receive from me, and will report to you. 15All things, as many as the Father has are mine. Because of this I said that he takes from me, and will report to you. 16A little while, and ye do not see me. Again a little while, and ye will look at me, because I go to the Father. 17Therefore some of his disciples said among themselves, What is this that he says to us, A little while, and ye do not see me, and, Again a little while, and ye will look at me, and, Because I go to the Father? 18They said therefore What is this that he says, A little while? We know not what he says. 19Therefore Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, Do ye inquire among yourselves about this, because I said, A little while, and ye do not see me, and, Again a little while, and ye will look at me? 20Truly, truly, I say to you, that ye will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. Ye will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will become into joy. 21When a woman brings forth she has pain because her hour has come. But when she has given birth to the child she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a man was born into the world. 22And now therefore indeed ye have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no man takes your joy away from you. 23And in that day ye will ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, that as many things as ye may ask the Father in my name, he will give you. 24Until now ye have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and ye will receive, so that your joy may be made full. 25These things I have spoken to you in veiled words. The hour comes, when I will no more speak to you in veiled words, but will inform you plainly about the Father. 26In that day ye will ask in my name, and I do not say to you, that I will pray the Father about you, 27for the Father himself loves you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God. 28I came forth from the Father, and have come into the world. Again I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29His disciples say to him, Lo, now thou speak plainly, and speak not one veiled word. 30Now we know that thou know all things, and have no need that any man should question thee. By this we believe that thou came forth from God. 31Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32Behold, the hour comes, and now has come, that ye will be scattered, each man to his own things, and ye will leave me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33These things I have spoken to you, so that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation. But cheer up, I have overcome the world.
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