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

New Living Translation
"But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and not one of you is asking where I am going.

English Standard Version
But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’

Berean Study Bible
Now, however, I am going to Him who sent Me; yet none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'

Berean Literal Bible
But now I go to the One having sent Me, and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'

New American Standard Bible
"But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'

King James Bible
But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But now I am going away to Him who sent Me, and not one of you asks Me, Where are You going?'

International Standard Version
"But now I am going to the one who sent me. Yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'

NET Bible
But now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you is asking me, 'Where are you going?'

New Heart English Bible
But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But now I am going to join him who sent me, and no man among you asks me, 'Where are you going?'”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Now I'm going to the one who sent me. Yet, none of you asks me where I'm going.

New American Standard 1977
“But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now I go unto him that sent me, and none of you asks me, Where goest thou?

King James 2000 Bible
But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, Where do you go?

American King James Version
But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, Where go you?

American Standard Version
But now I go unto him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But 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?

Darby Bible Translation
But now I go to him that has sent me, and none of you demands of me, Where goest thou?

English Revised Version
But now I go unto him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

Webster's Bible Translation
But now I go to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

Weymouth New Testament
But now I an returning to Him who sent me; and not one of you asks me where I am going.

World English Bible
But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'

Young's Literal Translation
and now I go away to Him who sent me, and none of you doth ask me, Whither dost thou go?
Study Bible
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
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. 5Now, however, I am going to Him who sent Me; yet none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6Instead, your hearts are filled with sorrow because I have told you these things.…
Cross References
John 7:33
So Jesus said, "I am with you only a little while longer, and then I am going to the One who sent Me.

John 13:36
"Lord, where are You going?" Simon Peter asked. Jesus answered, "Where I am going, you cannot follow Me now, but you will follow later."

John 14:5
"Lord," said Thomas, "we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?"

John 16:10
in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me;

John 16:17
Then some of his disciples asked one another, "Why is He telling us, 'In a little while you will not see Me, and then after a little while you will see Me' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"

John 16:28
I came from the Father and entered the world. In turn, I will leave the world and go to the Father."
Treasury of Scripture

But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, Where go you?

I.

John 16:10,16,28 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more…

John 6:62 What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

John 7:33 Then said Jesus to them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then …

John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, …

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

John 17:4,13 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which …

Ephesians 4:7-11 But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of …

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

Whither.

John 13:36 Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where go you? Jesus answered him, …

John 14:4-6 And where I go you know, and the way you know…

(5) But now I go my way to him that sent me.--(Comp. John 13:1; John 14:12.) The work of His apostleship on earth was drawing to its close, and He was about to return to the Father from whom He had received it. This was to Him matter of joy, and if they had really loved Him would have been so to them. They would have thought of the future before Him, as He was then thinking, in the fulness of His love, of the future before them.

And none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?--Peter had asked this very question (John 13:36), and Thomas had implied it (John 14:5), but what the words here mean is, "None of you are out of love for Me asking about the place whither I am going. Your thoughts are not with Me. It is to you as nothing that I am returning to Him that sent Me."

Verses 5, 6. - Now - at this very moment - I go away to him that sent me. I have completed his work, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? This seems at variance with Peter's inquiry, "Whither goest thou?" (John 13:36), and with Thomas's question (John 14:5), "We know not whither thou goest," etc.? yet they are only opposed in appearance. Peter's question had obviously turned the whole matter back upon himself, and the way in which the Lord's departure affected his own duties and position; and the same may be said of Thomas. They had both lost sight of the "whither" in the pain and anguish of the departure. Our Lord had great difficulty in inducing them to realize the blessedness that would befall themselves from his own exaltation, and even now, after all that he had said about this great power and glory which awaited him, he added, Because I have spoken these things to you - since all along you are taking the dark side, and looking on the anguish of my departure and desolateness of your own condition, instead of the grandeur of the new kingdom and dispensation of which you will be witnesses and organs - sorrow hath filled your heart; the one heart which I throughout have been seeking to comfort. You are not looking on the end of my departure, or on the fullness of my glory, or on the addition to your own blessedness, but on your own loss, disappointment, and chagrin. But now I go my way to him that sent me,.... These words seem to belong to John 16:4, and to contain a reason why Christ spoke of the trials and afflictions of his disciples now, because he was going away from them to his Father; when as they would be at the head of his affairs in this world, so they would the more become the butt of the rage of men:

and none of you asketh me, whither goest thou? Peter indeed asked the question, John 13:36; but his meaning was, what part of the country he was going to? what private and inaccessible place he was about to betake himself to? he had no notion of his going out of the world, or to heaven to his Father, and therefore inquired nothing about it; and when Christ had suggested to his disciples, that he was going to his Father's house, to prepare mansions for them, they did not seem to understand him, John 14:2. Nor did they ask what he meant by his Father's house, or what those mansions were he was going to prepare; and what the glory was he was going to possess for himself and them; they ask neither about the place he was going to, nor the way to it, nor the happiness to be enjoyed there. 5. But now I go my way to him that sent me—While He was with them, the world's hatred was directed chiefly against Himself; but His departure would bring it down upon them as His representatives.

and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?—They had done so in a sort (Joh 13:36; 14:5); but He wished more intelligent and eager inquiry on the subject.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.
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