John 16:16-24 ESV

Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

16 1"A little while, and you will see me no longer; and 2again a little while, and you will see me."

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      17 So 3some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 4'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and, 5'because I am going to the Father'?"

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          18 So they were saying, "What does he mean by 'a little while'? 6We do not know what he is talking about."

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          19 7Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, "Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me'?

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              20 Truly, truly, I say to you, 8you will weep and lament, but 9the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but 10your sorrow will turn into joy.

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              21 11When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

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              22 12So also you have sorrow now, but 13I will see you again, and 14your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

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                  23 15In that day you will 16ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, 17whatever you ask of the Father in my name, 18he will give it to you.

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                      24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. 19Ask, and you will receive, 20that your joy may be full.

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