New Living Translation
"In a little while you won't see me anymore. But a little while after that, you will see me again."
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me, because I go away to the Father.
World English Bible
A little while, and you will not see me. Again a little while, and you will see me."
Young's Literal Translation
a little while, and ye do not behold me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go away unto the Father.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:16 A little while and ye shall not see me - When I am buried: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me - When I am risen: because I go to my Father - I die and rise again, in order to ascend to my Father.
LibraryAugust 15. "He Will Guide You into all Truth" (John xvi. 13).
"He will guide you into all truth" (John xvi. 13). The Holy Ghost does not come to give us extraordinary manifestations, but to give its life and light, and the nearer we come to Him, the more simple will His illumination and leading be. He comes to "guide us into all truth." He comes to shed light upon our own hearts, and to show us ourselves. He comes to reveal Christ, to give, and then to illumine, the Holy Scriptures, and to make Divine realities vivid and clear to our spiritual apprehension. …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
October 29. "Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask the Father in My Name, He Will Give it You" (John xvi. 23).
March 5. "I have Overcome the World" (John xvi. 33).
But Jesus told them, "I will be with you only a little longer. Then I will return to the one who sent me.
No, I will not abandon you as orphans--I will come to you.
Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live.
Some of the disciples asked each other, "What does he mean when he says, 'In a little while you won't see me, but then you will see me,' and 'I am going to the Father'?
So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.
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