New International Version
Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.
King James Bible
But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
Darby Bible Translation
But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
World English Bible
But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your heart.
Young's Literal Translation
but because these things I have said to you, the sorrow hath filled your heart.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
None of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? - In John 13:3, Peter had asked, Lord, thither goest thou? - and Thomas much the same in John 14:5, both of whom had received an answer. But now, at the time when Jesus was speaking this, none of them asked this question, because their hearts were filled with sorrow: John 16:6.
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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 …
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Why Christ Speaks
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
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