John 16:4

Have I spoken (lelalhka). Perfect active indicative as in Acts 15:11 ; Acts 16:1 . Solemn repetition. When their hour is come (otan elqh h wra autwn). Indefinite temporal clause, otan with the second aorist active subjunctive of ercomai, "whenever their hour comes." The time appointed for these things. Now that (oti). Simply "that" (declarative conjunction in indirect discourse. Forewarned is to be forearmed. Cf. Acts 13:19 . From the beginning (ex arch). As in Acts 6:64 but practically like ap arch in Acts 15:27 . While Christ was with them, he was the object of attack ( Acts 15:18 ).