John 16 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
16 1 He foretelleth the disciples of persecution. 7 He promiseth the Comforter, and declareth his office. 21 He compareth the affliction of his, to a woman that travaileth with child.
1 These [a]things have I said unto you, that ye should not be offended.
2 They shall excommunicate you: yea the time shall come, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service.
3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
4 But these things have I told you, that when the hour shall come, ye might remember, that I told you them. And these things said I not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you.
5 But now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
6 But because I have said these things unto you, your hearts are full of sorrow.
7 [b]Yet I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, that Comforter will not come unto you: but if I depart, I will send him unto you,
9 Of sin, because they believed not in me:
10 Of [f]righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye shall see me no more.
12 [i]I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit, when he is come which is the spirit of truth, he will lead you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, shall he speak, and he will show you the things to come.
14 [j]He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath, are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and show it unto you.
17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, and, For I go to the Father.
18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we know not what he saith.
19 Now Jesus knew that they would ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves, of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
20 Verily, verily I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice, and ye shall sorrow, but your sorrow shall be turned to joy.
21 A woman when she travaileth hath sorrow because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
22 And ye now therefore are in sorrow: but I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy shall no man take from you.
23 And in that day shall ye ask me nothing. Verily, verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, he will give it you.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
25 [n]These things have I spoken unto you in parables: but the time will come, when I shall no more speak to you in parables: but I shall show you plainly of the Father.
26 [o]At that day shall ye ask in my Name, and I say not unto you, that I will pray unto the Father for you:
27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
28 I am come out from the Father, and came into the world: again I leave the world, and go to the Father.
29 [p]His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and thou speakest no parable.
30 Now know we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe, that thou art come out from God.
31 Jesus answered them, Do you believe now?
32 [q]Behold, the hour cometh, and is already come, that ye shall be scattered every man into his own, and shall leave me alone: But I am not alone: for the Father is with me.
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