John 16

1“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2 a  They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed b  the hour is coming when c  whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 3And they will do these things d  because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4But e  I have said these things to you, that when f  their 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 g  because I was with you.
5But now h  I am going to him who sent me, and i  none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you j  sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for k  if I do not go away l  the Helper will not come to you. But m  if n  I go o  I will send him to you. 8 p  And when he comes, he will q  convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin r  because they do not believe in me; 10 s  concerning righteousness t  because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 u  concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world v  is judged.

12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When w  the Spirit of truth comes x  he will y  guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but z  whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will aa  glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 ab  All that the Father has is mine; ac  therefore 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 ae  again a little while, and you will see me.” 17So af  some 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, ah  because I am going to the Father?” 18So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while? ai  We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 aj  Jesus 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 ak  you will weep and lament, but al  the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but am  your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 an  When 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 ao  So also you have sorrow now, but ap  I will see you again, and aq  your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23 ar  In that day you will as  ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you at  whatever you ask of the Father in my name au  he will give it to you. 24Until now you have asked nothing in my name. av  Ask, and you will receive aw  that your joy may be full.

I Have Overcome the World

25“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. ax  The 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 ay  for the Father himself loves you, because az  you have loved me and ba  have believed that I came from God.
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28 bc  I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now bd  I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not be  using figurative speech! 30Now we know that bf  you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that bg  you came from God.” 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32Behold bh  the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when bi  you will be scattered, each to his own home, and bj  will leave me alone. bk  Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33I have said these things to you, that bl  in me you may have peace. bm  In the world you will have bn  tribulation. But bo  take heart; bp  I have overcome the world.”

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