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.

Berean Study Bible
They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.

Berean Literal Bible
And they will do these things because they do not know 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.

New American Standard 1977
“And these things they will do, because they have not 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.
Study Bible
Persecution Foretold
2They will put you out of the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. 3They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me. 4But I have told you these things so that when their hour comes, you will remember that I told you about them. I did not tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

(a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

these things
tauta (DPro-ANP)
This; he, she, it.

Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

they do not know
egnōsan (V-AIA-3P)
A prolonged form of a primary verb; to "know" in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a "father".

Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Cross References
John 8:19
"Where is Your Father?" they asked Him. "You do not know Me or My Father," Jesus answered. "If you knew Me, you would know My Father as well."

John 8:55
You do not know Him, but I know Him. If I said I did not know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word.

John 15:21
But they will treat you like this on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

John 17:25
Righteous Father, although the world has not known You, I know You, and they know that You sent Me.

Acts 3:17
And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.

1 John 2:23
No one who denies the Son can have the Father; whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well.

1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to 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.

because.

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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