I Have Overcome the World

25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. (A)The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 (B)for the Father himself loves you, because (C)you have loved me and (D)have believed that I came from God.[a] 28 (E)I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now (F)I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not (G)using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that (H)you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that (I)you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, (J)the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when (K)you will be scattered, each to his own home, and (L)will leave me alone. (M)Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that (N)in me you may have peace. (O)In the world you will have (P)tribulation. But (Q)take heart; (R)I have overcome the world.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 16:27 Some manuscripts from the Father

24 (A)“If I have made gold my (B)trust
    or called (C)fine gold my confidence,
25 if I have (D)rejoiced because my wealth was abundant
    or because (E)my hand had found much,
26 (F)if I have looked at the sun[a] when it shone,
    or (G)the moon moving in splendor,
27 and my heart has been secretly enticed,
    and my mouth has kissed my hand,
28 this also would be (H)an iniquity to be punished by the judges,
    for I would have been false to God above.

29 “If I have (I)rejoiced at the ruin of him who hated me,
    or exulted when evil overtook him
30 ((J)I have not let my mouth sin
    by asking for his life with a curse),
31 if the men of my tent have not said,
    ‘Who is there that has not been filled with his (K)meat?’
32 ((L)the sojourner has not lodged in the street;
    I have opened my doors to the traveler),
33 if I (M)have concealed my transgressions (N)as others do[b]
    by hiding my iniquity in my heart,
34 because I stood in great fear of (O)the multitude,
    and the contempt of families terrified me,
    so that I kept silence, and did not go out of doors—
35 Oh, that I had one to hear me!
    (Here is my signature! Let the Almighty (P)answer me!)
    Oh, that I had (Q)the indictment written by my adversary!
36 Surely I would carry it on my (R)shoulder;
    I would (S)bind it on me as (T)a crown;
37 I would give him an account of all my steps;
    like a prince I would approach him.

38 “If my land has cried out against me
    and its furrows have wept together,
39 (U)if I have eaten its yield without payment
    and made its owners (V)breathe their last,
40 let (W)thorns grow instead of wheat,
    and foul weeds instead of barley.”

The words of Job are ended.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 31:26 Hebrew the light
  2. Job 31:33 Or as Adam did

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