Bible: John 16:7-21

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 1  will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you. 16:8 And when he 2  comes, he will prove the world wrong 3  concerning sin and 4  righteousness and 5  judgment 16:9 concerning sin, because 6  they do not believe in me; 7  16:10 concerning righteousness, 8  because 9  I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 16:11 and concerning judgment, 10  because 11  the ruler of this world 12  has been condemned. 13 

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

16:17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 33 In a little while you 34  will not see me; again after a little while, you 35  will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father? 36  16:18 So they kept on repeating, 37 What is the meaning of what he says, 38 In a little while? 39  We do not understand 40  what he is talking about.” 41 

16:19 Jesus could see 42  that they wanted to ask him about these things, 43  so 44  he said to them, “Are you asking 45  each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you 46  will not see me; again after a little while, you 47  will see me? 16:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 48  you will weep 49  and wail, 50  but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, 51  but your sadness will turn into 52  joy. 16:21 When a woman gives birth, she has distress 53  because her time 54  has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 55  has been born into the world. 56 

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