Bible: John 16:5-33

16:5 But now I am going to the one who sent me, 1  and not one of you is asking me, ‘Where are you going?’ 2  16:6 Instead your hearts are filled with sadness 3  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 4  will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you. 16:8 And when he 5  comes, he will prove the world wrong 6  concerning sin and 7  righteousness and 8  judgment 16:9 concerning sin, because 9  they do not believe in me; 10  16:10 concerning righteousness, 11  because 12  I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 16:11 and concerning judgment, 13  because 14  the ruler of this world 15  has been condemned. 16 

16:12I have many more things to say to you, 17  but you cannot bear 18  them now. 16:13 But when he, 19  the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide 20  you into all truth. 21  For he will not speak on his own authority, 22  but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you 23  what is to come. 24  16:14 He 25  will glorify me, 26  because he will receive 27  from me what is mine 28  and will tell it to you. 29  16:15 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit 30  will receive from me what is mine 31  and will tell it to you. 32  16:16 In a little while you 33  will see me no longer; again after a little while, you 34  will see me.” 35 

16:17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 36 In a little while you 37  will not see me; again after a little while, you 38  will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father? 39  16:18 So they kept on repeating, 40 What is the meaning of what he says, 41 In a little while? 42  We do not understand 43  what he is talking about.” 44 

16:19 Jesus could see 45  that they wanted to ask him about these things, 46  so 47  he said to them, “Are you asking 48  each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you 49  will not see me; again after a little while, you 50  will see me? 16:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 51  you will weep 52  and wail, 53  but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, 54  but your sadness will turn into 55  joy. 16:21 When a woman gives birth, she has distress 56  because her time 57  has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 58  has been born into the world. 59  16:22 So also you have sorrow 60  now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. 61  16:23 At that time 62  you will ask me nothing. I tell you the solemn truth, 63  whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 64  16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive it, 65  so that your joy may be complete.

16:25I have told you these things in obscure figures of speech; 66  a time 67  is coming when I will no longer speak to you in obscure figures, but will tell you 68  plainly 69  about the Father. 16:26 At that time 70  you will ask in my name, and I do not say 71  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. 72  16:28 I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, 73  I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” 74 

16:29 His disciples said, “Look, now you are speaking plainly 75  and not in obscure figures of speech! 76  16:30 Now we know that you know everything 77  and do not need anyone 78  to ask you anything. 79  Because of this 80  we believe that you have come from God.”

16:31 Jesus replied, 81 Do you now believe? 16:32 Look, a time 82  is coming – and has come – when you will be scattered, each one to his own home, 83  and I will be left alone. 84  Yet 85  I am not alone, because my Father 86  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, 87  but take courage 88 I have conquered the world.” 89 

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