John 16:16
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English Standard Version
“A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.”

King James Bible
A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

American Standard Version
A little while, and ye behold me no more; and again a little while, and ye shall see me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A 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.

English Revised Version
A little while, and ye behold me no more; and again a little while, and ye shall see me.

Webster's Bible Translation
A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

Weymouth New Testament
"A little while and you see me no more, and again a little while and you shall see me."

John 16:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye shall not see (οὐ θεωρεῖτε)

The present tense: "ye behold me no more." So Rev.

Ye shall see (ὄψεσθε)

A different verb for seeing is used here. For the distinction, see on John 1:18. Θεωρέω emphasizes the act of vision, ὁράω, the result. Θεωρέω denotes deliberate contemplation conjoined with mental or spiritual interest. "The vision of wondering contemplation, in which they observed little by little the outward manifestation of the Lord, was changed and transfigured into sight, in which they seized at once, intuitively, all that Christ was. As long as His earthly presence was the object on which their eyes were fixed, their view was necessarily imperfect. His glorified presence showed Him in His true nature" (Westcott).

Because I go unto the Father

The best texts omit.

John 16:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A.

John 16:5,10,17-19 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, Where go you...

John 7:33 Then said Jesus to them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go to him that sent me.

John 12:35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you...

John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me: and as I said to the Jews, Where I go, you cannot come...

John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me: because I live, you shall live also.

a little while.

John 20:19-29 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week...

John 21:1-23 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise showed he himself...

Acts 1:3 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days...

Acts 10:40,41 Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly...

1 Corinthians 15:5-9 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve...

because.

John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

John 17:5,13 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was...

Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Cross References
John 7:33
Jesus then said, "I will be with you a little longer, and then I am going to him who sent me.

John 14:18
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

John 14:19
Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

John 16:17
So some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and, 'because I am going to the Father'?"

John 16:22
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

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