Bible: John 16:16-22

16:16 In a little while you 1  will see me no longer; again after a little while, you 2  will see me.” 3 

16:17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 4 In a little while you 5  will not see me; again after a little while, you 6  will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father? 7  16:18 So they kept on repeating, 8 What is the meaning of what he says, 9 In a little while? 10  We do not understand 11  what he is talking about.” 12 

16:19 Jesus could see 13  that they wanted to ask him about these things, 14  so 15  he said to them, “Are you asking 16  each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you 17  will not see me; again after a little while, you 18  will see me? 16:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 19  you will weep 20  and wail, 21  but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, 22  but your sadness will turn into 23  joy. 16:21 When a woman gives birth, she has distress 24  because her time 25  has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 26  has been born into the world. 27  16:22 So also you have sorrow 28  now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. 29 

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