1"All this1 I have told you so that you will not go astray.22They will put you out of the synagogue;3 in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.43They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.54I have told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember6 that I warned you. I did not tell you this at first because I was with you.7
5"Now I am going to him who sent me,8 yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'96Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief.107But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor11 will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.128When he comes, he will convict the world of guilta in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:9in regard to sin,13 because men do not believe in me;10in regard to righteousness,14 because I am going to the Father,15 where you can see me no longer;11and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world16 now stands condemned.12"I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.1713But when he, the Spirit of truth,18 comes, he will guide you into all truth.19 He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.14He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.15All that belongs to the Father is mine.20 That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.16"In a little while21 you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."22
Some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by saying, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,'23 and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"2418
They kept asking, "What does he mean by 'a little while'? We don't understand what he is saying."
Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, "Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me'?20I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn25 while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.2621A woman giving birth to a child has pain27 because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.22So with you: Now is your time of grief,28 but I will see you again29 and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.3023In that day31 you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.3224Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive,33 and your joy will be complete.3425"Though I have been speaking figuratively,35 a time is coming36 when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father.26In that day you will ask in my name.37 I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.27No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me38 and have believed that I came from God.3928I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."4029
Then Jesus' disciples said, "Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.4130
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe42 that you came from God."4331"You believe at last!"b Jesus answered.
32"But a time is coming,44 and has come, when you will be scattered,45 each to his own home. You will leave me all alone.46 Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.4733"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.48 In this world you will have trouble.49 But take heart! I have overcome50 the world."