John 16:12
New International Version
"I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.

New Living Translation
“There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.

English Standard Version
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Berean Study Bible
I still have much to tell you, but you cannot yet bear to hear it.

Berean Literal Bible
Yet I have many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them now.

New American Standard Bible
"I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

New King James Version
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

King James Bible
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

Christian Standard Bible
"I still have many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now.

Contemporary English Version
I have much more to say to you, but right now it would be more than you could understand.

Good News Translation
"I have much more to tell you, but now it would be too much for you to bear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I still have many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now.

International Standard Version
"I still have a lot to say to you, but you cannot bear it now.

NET Bible
"I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

New Heart English Bible
"I have yet many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have much to say to you, but you are not able to grasp it now.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have a lot more to tell you, but that would be too much for you now.

New American Standard 1977
“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

King James 2000 Bible
I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now.

American King James Version
I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

American Standard Version
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now.

Darby Bible Translation
I have yet many things to say to you, but ye cannot bear them now.

English Revised Version
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have yet many things to say to you, but ye cannot bear them now.

Weymouth New Testament
"I have much more to say to you, but you are unable at present to bear the burden of it.

World English Bible
"I have yet many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now.

Young's Literal Translation
I have yet many things to say to you, but ye are not able to bear them now;
Study Bible
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
11and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world has been condemned. 12I still have much to tell you, but you cannot yet bear to hear it. 13However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come.…
Cross References
John 15:15
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father I have made known to you.

John 16:11
and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world has been condemned.

John 16:13
However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come.

1 Corinthians 3:2
I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food. In fact, you are still not ready,

Treasury of Scripture

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

yet.

John 14:30
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 15:15
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Acts 1:3
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

ye.

Mark 4:33
And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.

1 Corinthians 3:1,2
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ…

Hebrews 5:11-14
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing…

Lexicon
I still have
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

much
πολλὰ (polla)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

to tell
λέγειν (legein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

you cannot
δύνασθε (dynasthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

yet
ἄρτι (arti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 737: Now, just now, at this moment. Adverb from a derivative of airo through the idea of suspension; just now.

bear [to hear it].
βαστάζειν (bastazein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 941: Perhaps remotely derived from the base of basis; to lift, literally or figuratively.
(12) I have yet many things to say unto you.--The "many things" are defined by the next verse to be things with regard to which the Spirit of Truth shall be their guide--i.e., they are parts of the revelation which the minds of the disciples are not yet fitted to receive.

Ye cannot bear them now.--Comp. John 15:15. The statements are not opposed to each other. On His side there is the readiness to impart to them as friends all things that He had heard from the Father. But revelation can only be made to the mind which can accept it; and for those who have only in part understood what He has told them there are many things which cannot now be borne.

Of what the "many things" were, we have only this general knowledge. They would include, doubtless, the doctrinal system of the early Church, and they would not exclude all the lessons which the spirit of God has taught the Church in every age.

The fact that there were truths which Christ Himself could not teach is a lesson which men who profess to teach in Christ's name have too seldom learnt. St. Paul found in it a rule for his own practice. He, too, fed men with milk because they could not bear meat. (Comp. Note on 1Corinthians 3:3.) It is true, indeed, that no one can teach who does not possess a higher knowledge than that of his pupil; but it is no less true that no one can really teach who does not take the lower ground of his pupil's knowledge, and from that lead him to his own. Truths which the cultured mind accepts as obvious would appear no less so to the peasant if he were carefully taught them. Too often the weaker brother finds a stumbling-block in the very steps which should lead him to a higher truth, because he approaches them blindly, and without a guide. For the breach which exists between the higher Christian thought of our day and the faith of the masses of the people, Christian teachers are in no small degree responsible, and the only means by which the chasm may be bridged is to teach Christ's truths as He Himself taught them.

Verses 12-15. - (b) The power of the Paraclete on the disciples themselves. From the twelfth to the fifteenth verse the relation of the Paraclete to the disciples themselves makes yet more evident the expediency of the glorification of the Son of man, and demonstrates the authority of the apostolic teaching. Verse 12. - Notwithstanding the abundance of the revelations which Christ had given, still, said he, I have many things yet to tell you, but ye cannot bear them now (ἄρτι); i.e. at this epoch of your training. Christ (John 14:18, etc., in a passage which he proceeds to enlarge and deepen) has already said that the coming to them of the Paraclete would be one method of his own Divine approach to them for purposes of consolation and instruction; consequently he does not now allow them to suppose that, though separated from them by death, he would ever cease to instruct them. They could not in their present condition, and before the great events should have happened - events on which so much revealing fact would turn - bear the revelation of these "many things." Pentecost will enable them to appreciate the full mystery of love. The word used for "bear" is that which is used (John 19:17) to describe the bearing of the cross by Christ himself. Some have found in these "many things" new articles of doctrine which have been preserved by tradition; and others, a development of truths already presented in germ; and others, again, much of the future order of the world and the Church, such as gradually evolved itself to the vision and insight and spiritual wisdom of apostolic men. But they could not, on the eve of the Passion, have borne the full mystery of the atonement, or sufficiently have comprehended the glory of the enthroned King.
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