John 16:1 ←
“I have said these things to you so that you wouldn’t be caused to stumble.
John 16:2 ←
They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
John 16:3 ←
They will do these things because they have not known the Father nor me.
John 16:4 ←
But I have told you these things so that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you about them. I didn’t tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.
John 16:5 ←
But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
John 16:6 ←
But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your heart.
John 16:7 ←
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I don’t go away, the Counselor won’t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
John 16:8 ←
When he has come, he will convict the world about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment;
John 16:9 ←
about sin, because they don’t believe in me;
John 16:10 ←
about righteousness, because I am going to my Father, and you won’t see me any more;
John 16:11 ←
about judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged.
John 16:12 ←
“I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now.
John 16:13 ←
However, when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.
John 16:14 ←
He will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine and will declare it to you.
John 16:15 ←
All things that the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine and will declare it to you.
John 16:16 ←
“A little while, and you will not see me. Again a little while, and you will see me.”
John 16:17 ←
Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you won’t see me, and again a little while, and you will see me;’ and, ‘Because I go to the Father’?”
John 16:18 ←
They said therefore, “What is this that he says, ‘A little while’? We don’t know what he is saying.”
John 16:19 ←
Therefore Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, “Do you inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you won’t see me, and again a little while, and you will see me?’
John 16:20 ←
Most certainly I tell you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
John 16:21 ←
A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn’t remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.
John 16:22 ←
Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
John 16:23 ←
“In that day you will ask me no questions. Most certainly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
John 16:24 ←
Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
John 16:25 ←
“I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. But the time is coming when I will no more speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.
John 16:26 ←
In that day you will ask in my name; and I don’t say to you that I will pray to the Father for you,
John 16:27 ←
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came from God.
John 16:28 ←
I came from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.”
John 16:29 ←
His disciples said to him, “Behold, now you are speaking plainly, and using no figures of speech.
John 16:30 ←
Now we know that you know all things, and don’t need for anyone to question you. By this we believe that you came from God.”
John 16:31 ←
Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?
John 16:32 ←
Behold, the time is coming, yes, and has now come, that you will be scattered, everyone to his own place, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
John 16:33 ←
I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.”