1These things I have spoken to you, (so) that ye be not caused to stumble. 2They shall make you without the synagogues, but the hour cometh, that each man that slayeth you, deem that he doeth service to God. (They shall put you out of the synagogues, and the time cometh, when each man who killeth you, shall think that he doeth a service to God.) 3And they shall do to you these things, for they have not known the Father, neither me. 4But these things I spake to you, that when the hour of them shall come, ye have mind (so that when their time shall come, ye shall remember), that I said (this) to you. I said not to you these things from the beginning, for I was with you.
5And now I go to him that sent me, and no man of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? (And now I go to him who sent me, and none of you asketh me, Where goest thou?) 6but for I have spoken to you these things, heaviness, (or sorrow), hath full-filled your heart(s). (but because I have spoken these things to you, now sorrow hath filled your hearts full.) 7But I say to you (the) truth, it speedeth to you, that I go (But I tell you the truth, it is more expedient for you, that I go away); for if I go not forth, the Comforter shall not come to you; but if I go forth, I shall send him to you. [But I say to you truth, it speedeth to you, that I go; soothly if I shall not go away, the comforter shall not come to you; forsooth if I shall go away, I shall send him to you.] 8And when he cometh, he shall reprove the world of sin, and of rightwiseness, and of doom, (And when he cometh, he shall rebuke the world with sin, and with righteousness, and with judgement.) 9Of sin (With sin), for they have not believed in me; 10and of rightwiseness (and with righteousness), for I go to the Father, and now ye shall not see me; 11but of doom, for the prince of this world is now deemed. (and with judgement, for the Prince of this world is now judged.)
12Yet I have many things to say to you, but ye may not bear them now (but ye cannot bear them now). 13But when the Spirit of truth cometh, he shall teach you all truth; for he shall not speak of himself, but whatever things he shall hear, he shall speak; and he shall tell to you those things that be to come. 14He shall clarify me, for of mine he shall take, and shall tell to you. (He shall glorify me, for he shall receive it from me, and then he shall tell it to you.) 15All things, whatever [things] the Father hath, be mine; therefore I said to you, that of mine he shall take, and (then) shall tell to you. (Everything, whatever the Father hath, is mine; and so I said to you, that he shall receive it from me, and then he shall tell it to you.)
16A little, and then ye shall not see me; and again a little, and ye shall see me, for I go to the Father. 17Therefore some of his disciples said together, What is this thing that he saith to us, A little, and ye shall not see me; and again a little, and ye shall see me, for I go to the Father? 18Therefore they said, What is this that he saith to us, A little? we know not what he speaketh. 19And Jesus knew, that they would ask him, and he said to them, Of this thing ye seek among you(rselves), for I said, A little, and ye shall not see me; and again a little, and ye shall see me. 20Truly, truly, I say to you, that ye shall mourn and weep, but the world shall have joy; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall turn into joy. 21A woman when she beareth (a) child, hath heaviness, (or sorrow), for her time is come; but when she hath born a son, now she thinketh not on the pain, for joy, for a man is born into the world. 22And therefore ye have now sorrow, but again I shall see you, and your heart(s) shall have joy, and no man shall take from you your joy.
23And in that day ye shall not ask (of) me anything (And on that day ye shall ask nothing of me); truly, truly, I say to you, if ye ask the Father (for) anything in my name, he shall give [it] to you. 24Till now ye (have) asked nothing in my name; ask ye, and ye shall take (ask, and ye shall receive), (so) that your joy be full.
25I have spoken to you these things in proverbs; the hour cometh, when now I shall not speak to you in proverbs, but openly of my Father I shall tell to you [but openly of my Father I shall tell you]. 26In that day ye shall ask in my name; and I say not to you, that I shall pray (to) the Father for you; 27for the Father himself loveth you, for ye have loved me, and have believed, that I went out from God. 28I went out from the Father, and I came into the world; again I leave the world, and go to the Father.
29His disciples said to him, Lo! now thou speakest openly, and thou sayest no proverb. 30Now we know, that thou knowest all things; and it is not need(ful) to thee [and it is no need to thee] (and there is no need), that any man ask thee (anything more). In this thing we believe, that thou wentest out from God. 31Jesus answered to them, Now ye believe. 32Lo! the hour cometh, and now it cometh, that ye be scattered, each into his own things, and that ye leave me alone; and I am not alone (but I am not alone), for the Father is with me. 33These things I have spoken to you, (so) that ye have peace in me; in the world ye shall have dis-ease, (or over-laying, or pressing) (in the world ye shall have pressure), but trust ye, I have overcome the world.
Wycliffe’s Old Testament
Wycliffe’s New Testament
and JOHN PURVEY
A modern-spelling edition of their
14TH century Middle English translation,
the first complete English vernacular version,
with an Introduction by
TERENCE P. NOBLE
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