John 16

1“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2 aThey will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, bthe hour is coming when cwhoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 3And they will do these things dbecause they have not known the Father, nor me. 4But eI have said these things to you, that when ftheir hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

The Work of the Holy Spirit

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, gbecause I was with you.
5But now hI am going to him who sent me, and inone of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, jsorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for kif I do not go away, lthe Helper will not come to you. But mif nI go, oI will send him to you. 8 pAnd when he comes, he will qconvict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, rbecause they do not believe in me; 10 sconcerning righteousness, tbecause I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 uconcerning judgment, because the ruler of this world vis judged.

12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When wthe Spirit of truth comes, xhe will yguide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but zwhatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will aaglorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 abAll that the Father has is mine; actherefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

16 ad“A little while, and you will see me no longer; and aeagain a little while, and you will see me.” 17So afsome of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ag‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ahbecause I am going to the Father?” 18So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while? aiWe do not know what he is talking about.” 19 ajJesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20Truly, truly, I say to you, akyou will weep and lament, but althe world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but amyour sorrow will turn into joy. 21 anWhen a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 aoSo also you have sorrow now, but apI will see you again, and aqyour hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23 arIn that day you will asask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, atwhatever you ask of the Father in my name, auhe will give it to you. 24Until now you have asked nothing in my name. avAsk, and you will receive, awthat your joy may be full.

I Have Overcome the World

25“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. axThe hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 ayfor the Father himself loves you, because azyou have loved me and bahave believed that I came from God.
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28 bcI came from the Father and have come into the world, and now bdI am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not beusing figurative speech! 30Now we know that bfyou know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that bgyou came from God.” 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32Behold, bhthe hour is coming, indeed it has come, when biyou will be scattered, each to his own home, and bjwill leave me alone. bkYet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33I have said these things to you, that blin me you may have peace. bmIn the world you will have bntribulation. But botake heart; bpI have overcome the world.”

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