John 16:23

Ye shall ask me nothing (eme ouk erwthsete). Either in the sense of question (original meaning of erwtaw) as in verses Matthew 19 30 since he will be gone or in the sense of request or favours (like aitew in this verse) as in Matthew 14:16 ; Acts 3:2 . In verse 16:26 both aitew and erwtaw occur in this sense. Either view makes sense here. If ye shall ask (an ti aithshte). Third-class condition, an like ean with first aorist active subjunctive of aitew. Note 14:26 for "in my name."