John 16
King James 2000

1These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended.

2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.

3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

Jesus' Departure Brings the Holy Spirit

5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, Where do you go?

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 go not 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 convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more;

11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now.

13But 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 show you things to come.

14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

15All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.

16A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me, because I go to the Father.

Grief Will Turn to Joy

17Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he said unto us, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

18They said therefore, What is this that he said, A little while? we cannot tell what he said.

19Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do you inquire among yourselves of what I said, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me?

20Verily, verily, I say unto you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

21A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour has come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

22And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.

Prayers Will Be Answered

23And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

24Until now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

25These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time comes, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father.

26At that day you shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:

27For the Father himself loves you, because you 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, Lo, now speak you plainly, and speak no proverb.

30Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: but this we believe that you came forth from God.

31Jesus answered them, Do you now believe?

32Behold, the hour comes, yea, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man 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 you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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