Bible: John 16

16:1I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away. 1  16:2 They will put you out of 2  the synagogue, 3  yet a time 4  is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God. 5  16:3 They 6  will do these things because they have not known the Father or me. 7  16:4 But I have told you these things 8  so that when their time 9  comes, you will remember that I told you about them. 10 

“I did not tell you these things from the beginning because I was with you. 11  16:5 But now I am going to the one who sent me, 12  and not one of you is asking me, ‘Where are you going?’ 13  16:6 Instead your hearts are filled with sadness 14  because I have said these things to you. 16:7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate 15  will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you. 16:8 And when he 16  comes, he will prove the world wrong 17  concerning sin and 18  righteousness and 19  judgment 16:9 concerning sin, because 20  they do not believe in me; 21  16:10 concerning righteousness, 22  because 23  I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 16:11 and concerning judgment, 24  because 25  the ruler of this world 26  has been condemned. 27 

16:12I have many more things to say to you, 28  but you cannot bear 29  them now. 16:13 But when he, 30  the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide 31  you into all truth. 32  For he will not speak on his own authority, 33  but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you 34  what is to come. 35  16:14 He 36  will glorify me, 37  because he will receive 38  from me what is mine 39  and will tell it to you. 40  16:15 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit 41  will receive from me what is mine 42  and will tell it to you. 43  16:16 In a little while you 44  will see me no longer; again after a little while, you 45  will see me.” 46 

16:17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 47 In a little while you 48  will not see me; again after a little while, you 49  will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father? 50  16:18 So they kept on repeating, 51 What is the meaning of what he says, 52 In a little while? 53  We do not understand 54  what he is talking about.” 55 

16:19 Jesus could see 56  that they wanted to ask him about these things, 57  so 58  he said to them, “Are you asking 59  each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you 60  will not see me; again after a little while, you 61  will see me? 16:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 62  you will weep 63  and wail, 64  but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, 65  but your sadness will turn into 66  joy. 16:21 When a woman gives birth, she has distress 67  because her time 68  has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 69  has been born into the world. 70  16:22 So also you have sorrow 71  now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. 72  16:23 At that time 73  you will ask me nothing. I tell you the solemn truth, 74  whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 75  16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive it, 76  so that your joy may be complete.

16:25I have told you these things in obscure figures of speech; 77  a time 78  is coming when I will no longer speak to you in obscure figures, but will tell you 79  plainly 80  about the Father. 16:26 At that time 81  you will ask in my name, and I do not say 82  that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 16:27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 83  16:28 I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, 84  I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” 85 

16:29 His disciples said, “Look, now you are speaking plainly 86  and not in obscure figures of speech! 87  16:30 Now we know that you know everything 88  and do not need anyone 89  to ask you anything. 90  Because of this 91  we believe that you have come from God.”

16:31 Jesus replied, 92 Do you now believe? 16:32 Look, a time 93  is coming – and has come – when you will be scattered, each one to his own home, 94  and I will be left alone. 95  Yet 96  I am not alone, because my Father 97  is with me. 16:33 I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, 98  but take courage 99 I have conquered the world.” 100 

NET Bible Study Environment