4 I have told you these things now. So when the time comes, you will remember that I warned you.
The Work of the Holy Spirit
“I did not tell you these things at the beginning, because I was with you then.5 Now I am going back to the One who sent me. But none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’6 Your hearts are filled with sadness because I have told you these things.7 But I tell you the truth. It is better for you that I go away. When I go away I will send the Helper[a] to you. If I do not go away, then the Helper will not come.8 When the Helper comes, he will prove to the people of the world the truth about sin, about being right with God, and about judgment.9 He will prove to them about sin, because they don’t believe in me.10 He will prove to them that I am right with God, because I am going to the Father. You will not see me anymore.11 And the Helper will prove to them the truth about judgment, because the ruler of this world is already judged.
12 “I have many more things to say to you, but they are too much for you now.13 But when the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you into all truth. He will not speak his own words. He will speak only what he hears and will tell you what is to come.14 The Spirit of truth will bring glory to me. He will take what I have to say and tell it to you.15 All that the Father has is mine. That is why I said that the Spirit will take what I have to say and tell it to you.
15:26; 16:7Helper “Counselor,” or “Comforter.” Jesus is talking about the Holy Spirit.
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