John 16:3
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New International Version
They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.

New Living Translation
This is because they have never known the Father or me.

English Standard Version
And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.

New American Standard Bible
"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me.

King James Bible
And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will do these things because they haven't known the Father or Me.

International Standard Version
They'll do this because they haven't known the Father or me.

NET Bible
They will do these things because they have not known the Father or me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And they shall do these things because they do not know either my Father or me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will do these things to you because they haven't known the Father or me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they will do these things unto you because they do not know the Father, nor me.

King James 2000 Bible
And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

American King James Version
And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

American Standard Version
And these things will they do, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Darby Bible Translation
and these things they will do because they have not known the Father nor me.

English Revised Version
And these things will they do, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Weymouth New Testament
And they will do these things because they have failed to recognize the Father and to discover who I am.

World English Bible
They will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Young's Literal Translation
and these things they will do to you, because they did not know the Father, nor me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1-6 Our Lord Jesus, by giving his disciples notice of trouble, designed that the terror might not be a surprise to them. It is possible for those who are real enemies to God's service, to pretend zeal for it. This does not lessen the sin of the persecutors; villanies will never be changed by putting the name of God to them. As Jesus in his sufferings, so his followers in theirs, should look to the fulfilling of Scripture. He did not tell them sooner, because he was with them to teach, guide, and comfort them; they needed not then this promise of the Holy Spirit's presence. It will silence us to ask, Whence troubles come? It will satisfy us to ask, Whither go they? for we know they work for good. It is the common fault and folly of melancholy Christians to look only on the dark side of the cloud, and to turn a deaf ear to the voice of joy and gladness. That which filled the disciples' hearts with sorrow, was too great affection for this present life. Nothing more hinders our joy in God, than the love of the world, and the sorrow of the world which comes from it.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And these things will they do unto you,.... Christ here opens the true spring and source of the furious zeal of the Jews, against the apostles, in putting them out of their synagogues, and taking away their lives; it was pure wilful ignorance of the Father and himself;

because they have not known the Father nor me; though they boasted of their knowledge of God; yet they knew him not as the Father and sender of Christ, at least they would not own him as such: nor Jesus as the true Messiah, and sent of the Father, to redeem and save his people from their sins; and since they neither knew the Father, nor Christ, it is no wonder they did not know, own, and acknowledge, the disciples of Christ, but used them in the ill manner they did; their zeal was not according to knowledge, it was a blind and misguided one: and this is mentioned, not to extenuate or excuse their sin, though it shows they were not out of the reach of mercy, because they, as the apostle says of himself, "did it ignorantly in unbelief", 1 Timothy 1:13; but as an argument with the disciples to bear their ill usage with patience, and to pity them and pray for them.



John 16:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Warning
2"They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. 3"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me. 4"But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them. These things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
Cross References
John 8:19
Then they asked him, "Where is your father?" "You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also."

John 8:55
Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.

John 15:21
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.

John 17:25
"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

Acts 3:17
"Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.

1 John 2:23
No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Treasury of Scripture

And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

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John 8:19,55 Then said they to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You …

John 15:21,23 But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because …

John 17:3,25 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who …

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known …

2 Corinthians 4:3-6 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost…

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because …

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

1 John 4:8 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, …

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