John 16:3-13 NIV

3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.1

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4 I have told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember2 that I warned you. I did not tell you this at first because I was with you.3

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The Work of the Holy Spirit

5 "Now I am going to him who sent me,4 yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'5

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      6 Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief.6

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          7 But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor7 will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.8

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          8 When he comes, he will convict the world of guilta in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:

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            • a 16:8 - Or "will expose the guilt of the world"
              9 in regard to sin,9 because men do not believe in me;

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              10 in regard to righteousness,10 because I am going to the Father,11 where you can see me no longer;

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              11 and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world12 now stands condemned.

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              12 "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.13

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              13 But when he, the Spirit of truth,14 comes, he will guide you into all truth.15 He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

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