John 16

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1These things I have spoken unto you that ye should not be offended. 2They shall put you out of the synagogues, and the hour will even come when whosoever kills you will think that he does God service. 3And they will do these things unto you because they do not know the Father, nor me. 4But I have told you these things that when that hour shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And I did not say these things unto you at the beginning because I was with you. 5But now I go unto him that sent me, and none of you asks me, Where goest thou? 6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow has filled your heart.

7Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment: 9of sin, because they do not believe in me; 10of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth, for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will cause you to know the things which are to come. 14He shall clarify me, for he shall take of that which is mine and shall cause you to know it. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he shall take of that which is mine and shall cause you to know it.

16A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. 17Then some of his disciples said among themselves, What is this that he says unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me; and, Because I go to the Father? 18They said therefore, What is this that he says, A little while? we cannot understand what he says. 19Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of what I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? 20Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice; but even though ye shall be sorrowful, your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21The woman, when she is in travail, has pain, because her hour is come; but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers the anguish no more, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and no one shall take your joy from you.

23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you. 24Until now ye have asked nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be fulfilled. 25I have spoken these things unto you in proverbs, but the hour comes when I shall no longer speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. 26In that day ye shall ask in my name, and I do not say unto you that I will ask the Father for you; 27for the Father himself loves you because ye have loved me and have believed that I came out from God.

28I came forth from the Father and am come into the world; again, I leave the world and go to the Father. 29His disciples said unto him, Behold, now thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb. 30Now we understand that thou knowest all things and needest not that anyone should ask thee; by this we believe that thou didst come forth from God. 31Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32Behold, the hour comes and is now come, that ye shall be scattered, each one to his own, and shall leave me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.