John 16:19-29 NIV

19 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’?
20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

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21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain 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.

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22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

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      23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

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      24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

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      25 “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father.

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      26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.

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          27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

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          28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

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              29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.

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