John 161 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye may not be offended: 2 for they will excommunicate you: yea, the time is coming, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he offers an acceptable service to God. 3 And these things will they do unto you; because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But I have told you these things, that when the time cometh, ye may remember that I told you of them. Though I did not tell you of them at the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going away to Him that sent me, and yet none of you asketh me, Whither art thou going? but because I have said these things to you, 6 sorrow hath filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I should go away; for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you. 8 And when He comes, He will convince the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement: 9 of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 of righteousness, because I am going to my Father and ye shall see me no more; 11 and of judgement, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say to you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 But when the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He will not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that will He speak, and will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me, for He shall take of mine and shew it unto you. 15 All that the Father hath are mine: therefore I said, that He shall take of mine and shew it unto you. 16 A little while and ye shall not see me: and again a little while and ye shall see me, because I am going to the Father. 17 Some of his disciples therefore said one to another, What is the meaning of this that He saith to us, A little while and ye shall not see me, and again a little while and ye shall see me, and---because I am going to the Father? 18 they said therefore, What is this little while that He speaks of? we do not understand what He means. 19 Now Jesus knew that they wanted to ask Him, and therefore said unto them, Are ye enquiring among each other about this, that I said, A little while and ye shall not see me, and again a little while and ye shall see me? 20 Verily I tell you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21 A woman when she is in labor, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she is delivered of the child, she thinks no more of the anguish, for joy, that a man is born into the world. 22 And ye therefore now have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy shall no one take from you. 23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing: but I assure you, that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, He will give it you. 24 Hitherto ye have asked for nothing in my name: ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken to you in parables: but the time is coming when I shall no more speak to you in parables, but tell you with plainness concerning the Father. 26 In that day ye shall ask in my name; and I do not say that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 For the Father himself loveth you; because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came from God: and I indeed came from the Father, 28 and am come into the world: but now I am leaving the world again, and am going to the Father. 29 His disciples said unto Him, Now indeed Thou speakest plainly, and usest no parable. 30 Now we are convinced that Thou knowest all things, and hast no need that any one should ask Thee: by this we believe that Thou camest forth from God. 31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the time is coming, and is even now come, that ye shall be dispersed every one his own way, and shall leave me alone: but I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have trouble: but be of good courage, I have overcome the world.
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