John 16

Jesus’ Warning

a These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from b stumbling.
Or They will have you excommunicated
“They will d make you outcasts from the synagogue, but e an hour is coming for everyone f who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.
These things they will do g because they have not known the Father or Me. But these things I have spoken to you, h so that when their hour comes, you
Or will remember them, that I told you
may remember that I told you of them. These things I did not say to you j at the beginning, because I was with you.

The Holy Spirit Promised

But now k I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘ l Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, m sorrow has filled your heart. But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the
Gr Paracletos, one called alongside to help; or Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor
o Helper will not come to you; but if I go, p I will send Him to you.
And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin q because they do not believe in Me; 10 and concerning r righteousness, because s I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; 11  t and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

12 I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 But when He, u the Spirit of truth, comes, He will v guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 “He will w glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. 15  x All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Foretold

16  y A little while, and z you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and aa you will see Me.” 17 Some of His disciples then said to one another, “What is this thing He is telling us, ab A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, because ac I go to the Father?” 18 So they were saying, “What is this that He says, A little while? We do not know what He is talking about.” 19  ad Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, that ae you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but af your grief will be turned into joy. 21  ag Whenever a woman is in labor she has
Lit grief
pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a
Lit human being
child has been born into the world.
22 Therefore aj you too have grief now; but ak I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Prayer Promises

23  al In that day am you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, an if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. 24  ao Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your ap joy may be made full.

25 These things I have spoken to you in
Lit proverbs; or figures of speech
ar figurative language; as an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in
Lit proverbs; or figures of speech
figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.
26  au In that day av you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf; 27 for aw the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and ax have believed that ay I came forth from the Father. 28  az I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and ba going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not
Lit saying a proverb
using bc a figure of speech.
30 Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we bd believe that You be came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, Do you now believe? 32 Behold, bf an hour is coming, and has already come, for bg you to be scattered, each to bh his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet bi I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 33 These things I have spoken to you, so that bj in Me you may have peace. bk In the world you have tribulation, but bl take courage; bm I have overcome the world.”
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