John 16:26
New International Version
In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

New Living Translation
Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf,

English Standard Version
In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf;

Berean Study Bible
In that day you will ask in My name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

Berean Literal Bible
In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will implore the Father for you.

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

New King James Version
In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you;

New American Standard Bible
On that day you will ask in My name, and I am not saying to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf;

NASB 1995
"In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf;

NASB 1977
“In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request the Father on your behalf;

Amplified Bible
In that day you will ask in My name, and I am not saying to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf [because it will be unnecessary];

Christian Standard Bible
On that day you will ask in my name, and I am not telling you that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In that day you will ask in My name. I am not telling you that I will make requests to the Father on your behalf.

American Standard Version
In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“In that day, you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I shall request from The Father for you.”

Contemporary English Version
You will ask the Father in my name, and I won't have to ask him for you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In that day you shall ask in my name; and I say not to you, that I will ask the Father for you:

English Revised Version
In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you;

Good News Translation
When that day comes, you will ask him in my name; and I do not say that I will ask him on your behalf,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When that day comes, you will ask for what you want in my name. I'm telling you that I won't have to ask the Father for you.

International Standard Version
At that time, you will make your requests in my name, so that I will have no need to ask the Father on your behalf,

Literal Standard Version
In that day you will make request in My Name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you,

NET Bible
At that time you will ask in my name, and I do not say that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

New Heart English Bible
In that day you will ask in my name, and I am not saying to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf,

Weymouth New Testament
At that time you will make your requests in my name; and I do not promise to ask the Father on your behalf,

World English Bible
In that day you will ask in my name; and I don't say to you, that I will pray to the Father for you,

Young's Literal Translation
'In that day, in my name ye will make request, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ask and You will Receive
25I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. An hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you this way, but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26In that day you will ask in My name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God.…

Cross References
John 14:20
On that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you.

John 16:19
Aware that they wanted to question Him, Jesus said to them, "Are you asking one another why I said, 'In a little while you will not see Me, and then after a little while you will see Me'?

John 16:23
In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. Truly, truly, I tell you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

John 16:30
Now we understand that You know all things and that You have no need for anyone to question You. Because of this, we believe that You came from God."


Treasury of Scripture

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

At.

John 16:23
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

that.

John 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

John 17:9,19,24
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine…

Romans 8:34
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.









(26) At that day ye shall ask in my name.--Comp. Notes on John 16:23-24. When guided by the Paraclete, the life will be subject to the will of Christ, and the prayer will be in His name.

And I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you.--These words have often been taken to mean, "That I will pray the Father for you, is a matter of course, of which I need not tell you; but this sense is excluded by the following verse. The thought is rather, "I do not speak of praying for you, because in the presence of the Advocate you will yourselves be able to pray in My name to the Father." His prayer is thought of as not necessary for them, and yet the form of the words implies that He will pray for them if it should be needed. While their hearts are the temples of the Holy Ghost, and they maintain communion with the Father, they will need no other Advocate, but "If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous" (1John 2:1). Comp. John 14:16; John 17:9, which refer to the time which precedes the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Verse 26. - In that day - pointing to "the hour" of these open declarations - ye shall ask (make petitions, not ask or demand of me, in the tone of equality) in my Name. The opportunity will come when all my Name will be appreciated by you, and your spiritual reception of me will teach you to approach the Father, who is thus revealed to you. Calvin in these verses calls attention to the familiarity of Israel with the idea of a Mediator, one by whom they drew near to God, and that Christ places himself here in the stead of the whole propitiatory service and ritual of the temple. "His Name" was the Divine equivalent of all the work of the high priest from one Day of Atonement to another and for evermore. And I do not say to you, that I will make my request to the Father concerning you (see note on ἐρωτάω and αἰτέω, Ver. 23, etc.). It will not do to argue, with Grotius, that this is just as if he had said, "To say nothing of my own intercessions for you," or, "You may take these for granted;" because the very next verse gives his reason for the assertion. Nor is it satisfactory to say, with Meyer, that the "prayers" of which he speaks (John 14:16; John 17:9, 20) are before the gift of the Paraclete, and not inconsistent with the higher condition of the disciples after the Paraclete should have been given; because John had received the Paraclete when he wrote, "We have an Advocate with the Father" (1 John 2:1). Nor can we suppose that the great utterances of Romans 8:34 and Hebrews 9:25 are vain imaginations, and that there is no sense in which the Lord does augment and complete our prayers, taking them upon his heart and going in his high-priestly prerogative into the holy place with his own blood; but the words must nevertheless be pressed, and their meaning held to be compatible with what Paul and John say of the" intercession of Christ." They reveal the perfect access to the Father's heart which he has secured for his disciples, the full reconciliation effected as well as devised and consummated by the Father's own love (cf. Ephesians 2:18, "By Christ we both [Jew and Gentile] have access (προσαγωγήν) in one spirit to the Father"). The end of the whole ministry of Christ is, in the power of the Holy Ghost's revelation of him, to bring men to the Father and let them know it. There is no need that Christ should (ἐρωτᾶν) make special prayer to the Father, as though he were merciful and the Father needed to be appeased towards those for whom he had prepared so great a salvation (see Romans 8:34, where Philippi, Calvin, and others show that Christ's ἐντυγχανεῖν is the effect of his own glorious and eternal work). His appearance in the presence of God for us is the perpetual pledge of the completeness of his sacrifice. These very passages in Hebrews and Romans have to be interpreted in harmony with this great statement of his own, viz. that there is no reason to ask the Father concerning them; all has been asked and answered, the intercession is complete; his whole work will have reconciled the Father with his children, and that by reason of the Father's own love.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
In
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

that
ἐκείνῃ (ekeinē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

day
ἡμέρᾳ (hēmera)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

you will ask
αἰτήσεσθε (aitēsesthe)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

name.
ὀνόματί (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

I am not saying
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

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

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

will ask
ἐρωτήσω (erōtēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

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

your behalf.
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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