|<< John 16 >>|
1THESE things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scandalized.
2They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God.
3And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father, nor me.
4But these things I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them.
The Holy Spirit Promised
(Joel 2:28-32; John 14:15-26; Acts 2:1-13; Acts 10:44-48; Acts 19:1-7)
5But I told you not these things from the beginning, because I was with you. And now I go to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me: Whither goest thou?
6But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
7But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go: for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
8And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment.
9Of sin: because they believed not in me.
10And of justice: because I go to the Father; and you shall see me no longer.
11And of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged.
12I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now.
13But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself; but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak; and the things that are to come, he shall shew you.
14He shall glorify me; because he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it to you.
15All things whatsoever the Father hath, are mine. Therefore I said, that he shall receive of mine, and shew it to you.
16A little while, and now you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me: because I go to the Father.
The Disciples' Grief will Turn to Joy
17Then some of the disciples said one to another: What is this that he saith to us: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me, and, because I go to the Father?
18They said therefore: What is this that he saith, A little while? we know not what he speaketh.
19And Jesus knew that they had a mind to ask him; and he said to them: Of this do you inquire among yourselves, because I said: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me?
20Amen, amen I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
21A woman, when she is in labour, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
22So also you now indeed have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you.
Ask and You will Receive
23And in that day you shall not ask me any thing. Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you.
24Hitherto you have not asked any thing in my name. Ask, and you shall receive; that your joy may be full.
25These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh, when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will shew you plainly of the Father.
26In that day you shall ask in my name; and I say not to you, that I will ask the Father for you:
27For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world, and I go to the Father.
29His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly, and speakest no proverb.
30Now we know that thou knowest all things, and thou needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
31Jesus answered them: Do you now believe?
32Behold, the hour cometh, and it is now come, that you shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.