John 16:10
New International Version
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;

New Living Translation
Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.

English Standard Version
concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer;

Berean Study Bible
in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me;

Berean Literal Bible
and concerning righteousness, because I go away to the Father and you behold Me no more;

New American Standard Bible
and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me;

King James Bible
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

Christian Standard Bible
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me;

Contemporary English Version
They are wrong about God's justice, because I am going to the Father, and you won't see me again.

Good News Translation
they are wrong about what is right, because I am going to the Father and you will not see me any more;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me;

International Standard Version
of righteousness, because I'm going to the Father and you will no longer see me;

NET Bible
concerning righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer;

New Heart English Bible
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, and you won't see me any more;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Concerning righteousness, because I will go to my Father's presence and you will not see me again;”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will show the world what has God's approval, because I'm going to the Father and you won't see me anymore.

New American Standard 1977
and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold Me;

Jubilee Bible 2000
of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

King James 2000 Bible
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more;

American King James Version
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more;

American Standard Version
of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And of justice: because I go to the Father; and you shall see me no longer.

Darby Bible Translation
of righteousness, because I go away to [my] Father, and ye behold me no longer;

English Revised Version
of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more;

Webster's Bible Translation
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

Weymouth New Testament
of righteousness, because I am going to the Father, and you will no longer see me;

World English Bible
about righteousness, because I am going to my Father, and you won't see me any more;

Young's Literal Translation
and concerning righteousness, because unto my Father I go away, and no more do ye behold me;
Study Bible
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
9in regard to sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me; 11and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world has been condemned.…
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 16:5
Now, however, I am going to Him who sent Me; yet none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'

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

Acts 3:14
You rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.

Acts 7:52
Which of the prophets did your fathers fail to persecute? They even killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One. And now you are His betrayers and murderers--

Acts 17:31
For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising Him from the dead."

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the spirit,

Treasury of Scripture

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

righteousness.

Isaiah 42:21
The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

Isaiah 45:24,25
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed…

Jeremiah 23:5,6
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth…

because.

John 3:14
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

John 5:32
There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.







Lexicon
in regard to
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

righteousness,
δικαιοσύνης (dikaiosynēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

I am going
ὑπάγω (hypagō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατέρα (Patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

you will no longer see
θεωρεῖτέ (theōreite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).

Me;
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(10) Of righteousness, because I go to my Father.--In the conviction of sin, the world is convinced of its own sin by the Spirit's representation of Christ to it. That representation of Christ brings also the conviction of righteousness, but this is the righteousness of Christ, not that of the world. The conviction of Christ's righteousness necessarily precedes that of the heart's own sin. The light makes the darkness visible, and the revelation of the darkness shows the clearness of the light. The special reason of the conviction of righteousness is the resurrection and ascension of our Lord. Men had called Him a sinner (John 9:24), and His crucifixion was the world's assertion that He was a malefactor (John 18:30); but even when He was hanging upon the cross there came to the centurion's mind the conviction, "Truly this Man was innocent" (see Luke 23:47); and moreover His return to the Father was Heaven's witness to His righteousness. For the way in which this conviction was brought home to the hearts of the Apostles, and through them to the hearts of mankind, comp. especially Acts 2:27; Acts 2:31; Acts 2:36-37. See also Acts 3:14; Acts 7:52; 1Peter 3:18; 1John 2:1; 1John 2:29; 1John 3:7.

And ye see me no more.--The word means, "look upon," "behold." The going to the Father would cause that they should gaze upon His bodily presence no more; but the Spirit's witness of Him, which would convince the world of sin and righteousness, would be, to them a truer presence of their Lord than any which physical eye could see. The eye of the spirit sees the reality; the eye of the body only looks upon the appearance.

Verse 10. - In respect of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more. Not merely that the world will be led to form a new conception of righteousness, seeing that God has exalted him whom they have condemned as a malefactor, - that would really, with Lucke and Meyer, limit this "righteousness" to a judgment concerning the guiltlessness of Christ; nor can we, with Luther, etc., regard it as equivalent to the δικαιοσύνη of Romans 1:17, the righteous attribute and righteous process by which God is able to treat as righteous those who believe. This is the only place in the Gospel where the word occurs, and it can scarcely bear the technical significance of the great theological discussions with which it was afterwards associated. Schaff has called attention to the Vulgate translation justitia, which is represented in the Rheims English Version by "justice," and reminds us how Archdeacon Hare urges that "righteousness" and "justice" correspond to the entire theology of the Protestant and Romanist Churches. The Protestant sees in "righteousness" an ideal never reached by the human will in its own strength; the Romanist, by the term "justice," embodies itself in outward acts. The idea of righteousness involves the demand for purity; the idea of justice, one for cleanness. But seeing that Christ had all along called urgent attention to the fact that that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God, and that the righteousness of his kingdom must exceed "the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees," it becomes clear that his exaltation to the right hand of the Father would exhibit God's ideal of righteousness; and by the aid of the Holy Spirit working through the word of the apostles, the world's view of these things would be utterly subverted, the world would be silenced, convicted of being utterly in the wrong in its idea of righteousness as well as in its judgment upon the nature of sin. The idea of righteousness will be expanded and transfigured; the idea of sin will be deepened and intensified and brought home. Stier has, with great eloquence and power, pressed the other view, which makes the ἐλέγχος of the Holy Ghost nothing short of this - that there is no other righteousness for men than the righteousness of God in Christ and the righteousness of Christ before God. Notice, nevertheless, the occasions on which the world was brought to recognize the triumph of Christ's righteousness and confusion of its own prejudices (Acts 2:27, 31; Acts 3:14; Acts 7:52). 16:7-15 Christ's departure was necessary to the Comforter's coming. Sending the Spirit was to be the fruit of Christ's death, which was his going away. His bodily presence could be only in one place at one time, but his Spirit is every where, in all places, at all times, wherever two or three are gathered together in his name. See here the office of the Spirit, first to reprove, or to convince. Convincing work is the Spirit's work; he can do it effectually, and none but he. It is the method the Holy Spirit takes, first to convince, and then to comfort. The Spirit shall convince the world, of sin; not merely tell them of it. The Spirit convinces of the fact of sin; of the fault of sin; of the folly of sin; of the filth of sin, that by it we are become hateful to God; of the fountain of sin, the corrupt nature; and lastly, of the fruit of sin, that the end thereof is death. The Holy Spirit proves that all the world is guilty before God. He convinces the world of righteousness; that Jesus of Nazareth was Christ the righteous. Also, of Christ's righteousness, imparted to us for justification and salvation. He will show them where it is to be had, and how they may be accepted as righteous in God's sight. Christ's ascension proves the ransom was accepted, and the righteousness finished, through which believers were to be justified. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. All will be well, when his power is broken, who made all the mischief. As Satan is subdued by Christ, this gives us confidence, for no other power can stand before him. And of the day of judgment. The coming of the Spirit would be of unspeakable advantage to the disciples. The Holy Spirit is our Guide, not only to show us the way, but to go with us by continued aids and influences. To be led into a truth is more than barely to know it; it is not only to have the notion of it in our heads, but the relish, and savour, and power of it in our hearts. He shall teach all truth, and keep back nothing profitable, for he will show things to come. All the gifts and graces of the Spirit, all the preaching, and all the writing of the apostles, under the influence of the Spirit, all the tongues, and miracles, were to glorify Christ. It behoves every one to ask, whether the Holy Spirit has begun a good work in his heart? Without clear discovery of our guilt and danger, we never shall understand the value of Christ's salvation; but when brought to know ourselves aright, we begin to see the value of the Redeemer. We should have fuller views of the Redeemer, and more lively affections to him, if we more prayed for, and depended on the Holy Spirit.
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