"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling. (John 16:1)

"They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. (John 16:2)

"These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me. (John 16:3)

"But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them. These things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you. (John 16:4)

"But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, `Where are You going?' (John 16:5)

"But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. (John 16:6)

"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. (John 16:7)

"And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; (John 16:8)

concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; (John 16:9)

and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; (John 16:10)

and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. (John 16:11)

"I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. (John 16:12)

"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide 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. (John 16:13)

"He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. (John 16:14)

"All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you. (John 16:15)

"A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me." (John 16:16)

Some of His disciples then said to one another, "What is this thing He is telling us, `A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, `because I go to the Father'?" (John 16:17)

So they were saying, "What is this that He says, `A little while'? We do not know what He is talking about." (John 16:18)

Jesus 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'? (John 16:19)

"Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy. (John 16:20)

"Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, 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 child has been born into the world. (John 16:21)

"Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. (John 16:22)

"In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. (John 16:23)

"Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. (John 16:24)

"These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father. (John 16:25)

"In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf; (John 16:26)

for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father. (John 16:27)

"I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father." (John 16:28)

His disciples said, "Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech. (John 16:29)

"Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God." (John 16:30)

Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe? (John 16:31)

"Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. (John 16:32)

"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)


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