Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, keep my commands.(A) 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate(B) to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth.(C) The world cannot accept him,(D) because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans;(E) I will come to you.(F) 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me.(G) Because I live, you also will live.(H) 20 On that day(I) you will realize that I am in my Father,(J) and you are in me, and I am in you.(K) 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.(L) The one who loves me will be loved by my Father,(M) and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

22 Then Judas(N) (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”(O)

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.(P) My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.(Q) 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.(R)

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate,(S) the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,(T) will teach you all things(U) and will remind you of everything I have said to you.(V) 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.(W) I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled(X) and do not be afraid.

28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’(Y) If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father,(Z) for the Father is greater than I.(AA) 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.(AB) 30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world(AC) is coming. He has no hold over me, 31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.(AD)

“Come now; let us leave.

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Footnotes

  1. John 14:17 Some early manuscripts and is

The Work of the Holy Spirit

26 “When the Advocate(A) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father(B)—the Spirit of truth(C) who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.(D) 27 And you also must testify,(E) for you have been with me from the beginning.(F)

16 “All this(G) I have told you so that you will not fall away.(H) They will put you out of the synagogue;(I) in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.(J) They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.(K) I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember(L) that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you,(M) but now I am going to him who sent me.(N) None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’(O) Rather, you are filled with grief(P) because I have said these things. But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate(Q) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.(R) When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin,(S) because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness,(T) because I am going to the Father,(U) where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world(V) now stands condemned.

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.(W) 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth,(X) comes, he will guide you into all the truth.(Y) He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine.(Z) That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”