Bible: John 16:12-24

16:12I have many more things to say to you, 1  but you cannot bear 2  them now. 16:13 But when he, 3  the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide 4  you into all truth. 5  For he will not speak on his own authority, 6  but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you 7  what is to come. 8  16:14 He 9  will glorify me, 10  because he will receive 11  from me what is mine 12  and will tell it to you. 13  16:15 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit 14  will receive from me what is mine 15  and will tell it to you. 16  16:16 In a little while you 17  will see me no longer; again after a little while, you 18  will see me.” 19 

16:17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 20 In a little while you 21  will not see me; again after a little while, you 22  will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father? 23  16:18 So they kept on repeating, 24 What is the meaning of what he says, 25 In a little while? 26  We do not understand 27  what he is talking about.” 28 

16:19 Jesus could see 29  that they wanted to ask him about these things, 30  so 31  he said to them, “Are you asking 32  each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you 33  will not see me; again after a little while, you 34  will see me? 16:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 35  you will weep 36  and wail, 37  but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, 38  but your sadness will turn into 39  joy. 16:21 When a woman gives birth, she has distress 40  because her time 41  has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 42  has been born into the world. 43  16:22 So also you have sorrow 44  now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. 45  16:23 At that time 46  you will ask me nothing. I tell you the solemn truth, 47  whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 48  16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive it, 49  so that your joy may be complete.

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