John 16:8–33

8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;

9 concerning sin, abecause they do not believe in Me;

10 and concerning arighteousness, because bI go to the Father and you no longer see Me;

11 aand concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

12 I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

13 But when He, athe Spirit of truth, comes, He will bguide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

14 He will aglorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.

15 aAll things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Foretold

16 aA little while, and byou will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and cyou will see Me.”

17 Some of His disciples then said to one another, “What is this thing He is telling us, aA little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, because bI go to the Father’?”

18 So they were saying, “What is this that He says, A little while? We do not know what He is talking about.”

19 aJesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me?

20 Truly, truly, I say to you, that ayou will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but byour grief will be turned into joy.

21 aWhenever a woman is in labor she has 1pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a 2child has been born into the world.

22 Therefore ayou too have grief now; but bI will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Prayer Promises

23 aIn that day byou will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, cif you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.

24 aUntil now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your bjoy may be made full.

25 These things I have spoken to you in 1afigurative language; ban hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in 1figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.

26 aIn that day byou will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf;

27 for athe Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and bhave believed that cI came forth from the Father.

28 aI came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and bgoing to the Father.”

29 His disciples * said, “Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not 1using aa figure of speech.

30 “Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we abelieve that You bcame from God.”

31 Jesus answered them, Do you now believe?

32 Behold, aan hour is coming, and has already come, for byou to be scattered, each to chis own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet dI am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

33 These things I have spoken to you, so that ain Me you may have peace. bIn the world you have tribulation, but ctake courage; dI have overcome the world.”

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