John 16:23
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New International Version
In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And in that day ye shall demand nothing of me: verily, verily, I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you.

World English Bible
"In that day you will ask me no questions. Most certainly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

Young's Literal Translation
and in that day ye will question me nothing; verily, verily, I say to you, as many things as ye may ask of the Father in my name, He will give you;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye shall ask me nothing - Ye shall then be led, by that Spirit which guides into all truth, to consider me in the character of Mediator in the kingdom of God, and to address your prayers to the Father in my name - in the name of Jesus the Savior, because I have died to redeem you - in the name of Christ the Anointer, because I have ascended to send down the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ask.

John 16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said to them, Do you inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while...

John 13:36,37 Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where go you? Jesus answered him, Where I go, you can not follow me now...

John 14:5,22 Thomas said to him, Lord, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way...

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends...

John 21:20,21 Then Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord...

Whatsoever.

John 14:13,14 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son...

John 15:7,16 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you...

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you:

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Ephesians 3:14-20 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Timothy 2:5,6 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus...

Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession...

Hebrews 7:25,26 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them...

Hebrews 10:19-23 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus...

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

1 John 5:14-16 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us...

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Presence in Absence
Eversley, third Sunday after Easter. 1862. St John xvi. 16. "A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father." Divines differ, and, perhaps, have always differed, about the meaning of these words. Some think that our Lord speaks in them of His death and resurrection. Others that He speaks of His ascension and coming again in glory. I cannot decide which is right. I dare not decide. It is a very solemn thing--too solemn
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

May 14 Morning
The fellowship of His sufferings.--PHI. 3:10. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.--In the world ye shall have tribulation.--Because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none.--At my
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Peace and victory
'These 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.'--JOHN xvi. 33. So end these wonderful discourses, and so ends our Lord's teaching before His passion. He gathers up in one mighty word the total intention of these sweet and deep sayings which we have so long been pondering together. He sketches in broad outline the continual characteristics of the disciples' life, and closes all with the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

Why Christ Speaks
'These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor Me. But these things have I told you, that, when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go My way to Him that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

Cross References
Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

John 14:14
You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

John 14:20
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

John 15:16
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

John 16:19
Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, "Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me'?

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

John 16:30
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."

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