John 16:28
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New International Version
I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."

New Living Translation
Yes, I came from the Father into the world, and now I will leave the world and return to the Father."

English Standard Version
I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

New American Standard Bible
"I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father."

King James Bible
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I came from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father.""

International Standard Version
I left the Father and came into the world. Now I'm leaving the world and going back to the Father."

NET Bible
I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I have proceeded from union with The Father and I have come into the world, and again I leave the world, and I am going to join The Father.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I left the Father and came into the world. Again, [as I've said,] I'm going to leave the world and go back to the Father."

Jubilee Bible 2000
I came forth from the Father and am come into the world; again, I leave the world and go to the Father.

King James 2000 Bible
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

American King James Version
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

American Standard Version
I came out from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go unto the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world, and I go to the Father.

Darby Bible Translation
I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I leave the world and go to the Father.

English Revised Version
I came out from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go unto the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

Weymouth New Testament
I came from the Father and have come into the world. Again I am leaving the world and am going to the Father."

World English Bible
I came out from the Father, and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world, and go to the Father."

Young's Literal Translation
I came forth from the Father, and have come to the world; again I leave the world, and go on unto the Father.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:28-33 Here is a plain declaration of Christ's coming from the Father, and his return to him. The Redeemer, in his entrance, was God manifest in the flesh, and in his departure was received up into glory. By this saying the disciples improved in knowledge. Also in faith; Now are we sure. Alas! they knew not their own weakness. The Divine nature did not desert the human nature, but supported it, and put comfort and value into Christ's sufferings. And while we have God's favourable presence, we are happy, and ought to be easy, though all the world forsake us. Peace in Christ is the only true peace, in him alone believers have it. Through him we have peace with God, and so in him we have peace in our own minds. We ought to be encouraged, because Christ has overcome the world before us. But while we think we stand, let us take heed lest we fall. We know not how we should act if brought into temptation; let us watch and pray without ceasing, that we may not be left to ourselves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - In these words our Lord gathers sublimely up a record of his entire self-manifestation. I came forth out of the Father (where ἔξελθον ἐκ, instead of παρὰ, is the new and better reading), as from the Divine Source of my pre-existent glory, I have come into the world, incarnate in humanity, "the Word was made flesh," "the Light lighting every man has come into the world." Again, I am leaving the world behind me, though for a little while you may behold me, and I am going on a great mission, with a goal in view, to the Father. "Recapitulationem maximam habet hic versus" (Bengel). Christ had said all this before, but they have never seen it as a whole. The several parts had been so impressive, that the whole truth had been concealed from them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I came forth from the Father,.... This is the sum of what the apostle believed, and Christ, in these discourses of his, had been speaking of. This his coming forth from the Father is to be understood, not of his eternal filiation; nor of his coming forth in a way of grace towards his own people in the council and covenant of grace and peace; nor of his constitution, as Mediator, from everlasting; but of his coming in the flesh in the fulness of time: which supposes that he was, that he existed as a divine person before; that he was with the Father before; that he came forth from him with his knowledge, mind, and will; he came not of himself, but he sent him; and yet he came willingly, was not forced, or did not come against his will: and this does not suppose any local motion, or change of place, but only intends an assumption of the human nature into unity with his divine person, who fills heaven and earth with his presence; nor any separation from his Father, with whom he was, and in whose bosom he lay when he was made flesh, and dwelt among men; nor any absence from heaven, for he was there when on earth.

And am come into the world; where he was before, as the Creator and upholder of it, by his immensity and powerful presence; this designs his coming and manifestation in the flesh, which in general was to do the whole will of God, which he in council and covenant agreed to do, and for which he came down from heaven; and in particular to preach the Gospel, call sinners to repentance, give life and light to many, and to fulfil the law, by obeying its precepts, and bearing its penalty, and both to do and suffer in the room and stead of his people, and to save lost sinners, even the chief of them.

Again, I leave the world; not that he relinquished the sustaining and government of it, as God, nor the care of his people in it, as Mediator, for whom he retains the same love as ever, and will not leave them fatherless and comfortless; nor was he leaving it as never to return more; for he will descend, in like manner he ascended, and will come a second time and judge the world in righteousness: but he was about to depart from it by death, having done the work and business for which he came about.

And go to the Father; to give an account of his work unto him, as his righteous servant, being faithful to him that had appointed him; and to transact the affairs of his people; to appear in the presence of God for them; to present their petitions, be their advocate, make intercession for them, take possession of heaven in their name, and prepare it for them; to take his place at the right hand of God in human nature, and to be glorified with the glory promised him before the world was.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. I came forth from the Father, &c.—that is, "And ye are right, for I have indeed so come forth,and shall soon return whence I came." This echo of the truth, alluded to in Joh 16:27, seems like thinking aloud, as if it were grateful to His own spirit on such a subject and at such an hour.

John 16:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Ask and You will Receive
27for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father. 28"I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father." 29His disciples said, "Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech.…
Cross References
John 8:14
Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.

John 8:42
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.

John 13:1
It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

John 13:3
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;

John 16:5
but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'

John 16:10
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;

John 16:30
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."
Treasury of Scripture

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

came.

John 8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, …

John 13:1,3 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour …

I leave.

John 16:5,16 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, …

John 14:28 You have heard how I said to you, I go away, and come again to you. …

John 17:5,11,13 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory …

Luke 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received …

Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, …

Acts 1:9-11 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken …

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