John 16

"I have told you all this so that you may not stumble. "They will excommunicate you from their synagogues; indeed the time is coming when any one who kills you will suppose that he is doing God’s service. "And they will do these things because they have not known my Father, nor me. "But I have told you these things, that when the time comes you may remember that I told you about them, myself. I did not, however, speak of these things at first, because I was with you. "But now I go my way to Him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ "but sorrow has filled your hearts because I have told you these things.

"Yet - I am telling you the truth - my going is for your good. For unless I go away the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart I will send him unto you. "And he, when he comes, will convict the world of sins and of righteousness and of judgment; "of sin, because they do not believe in me; 11 "because the Prince of this world has been judged. 12 "I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them just now. 13 "But when he is come, that Spirit of Truth, he will guide you into the whole truth. For he will not speak on his own authority, but all that he hears he will speak, and will make known to you that which is to come. 14 "He will glorify me; for he will take of what is mine and will make known to you. 15 "Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said that he will take of what is mine and make it known to you.

16 "In a little while you shall behold me no more; and again in a little while you shall see me, because I am going to the Father." 17 At this some of his disciples said among themselves. "What does he mean by telling us, ‘In a little while you shall behold me no more; and again in a little while you shall see me,’ and ‘because I am going to the Father’?" 18 So they kept asking. "What does that ‘little while’ mean of which he speaks? We do not know what he is talking about." 19 Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask him, and said. "Are you questioning one another about my saying, ‘A little while and you shall behold me no more, and again a little while you shall see me’? 20 "I tell you solemnly that you will be weeping and wailing while the world is rejoicing; you will be grief-stricken, but your grief shall be turned into gladness. 21 "A woman in labor has grief because her hour is come; but when she has given birth to the babe she no longer remembers her anguish, because of joy that a child has been born into the world. 22 "So you also have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy shall no man snatch away from you.

23 "And in that day you will ask me no questions. Most solemnly I tell you that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you. 24 "Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 "I have told you these things in figures; but the time is coming when I shall no longer speak in figures, but will tell you about the Father in plain words. 26 "In that day you shall pray in my name; and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 "for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and believed that I came forth from the God.

28 "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world. again, I am leaving the world, and am going to the Father." 29 "Ah," said the disciples, "now you are speaking plain language, and not using figures. Now we are sure that you know all things, and have no need for any one to question you; by this we believe that you came forth from God." 31 "Do you now believe?" said Jesus; 32 "behold the hour approaches and is already come when you will be scattered, each man to his home, and will leave me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 "I have said all this to you that in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be courageous; I have overcome the world."

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