John 16:7-17 NIV

7 But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor1 will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.2

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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,3 because men do not believe in me;

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      10 in regard to righteousness,4 because I am going to the Father,5 where you can see me no longer;

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      11 and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world6 now stands condemned.

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      12 "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.7

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      13 But when he, the Spirit of truth,8 comes, he will guide you into all truth.9 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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      14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.
      15 All that belongs to the Father is mine.10 That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.

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      16 "In a little while11 you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."12

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      The Disciples' Grief Will Turn to Joy

      17 Some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by saying, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,'13 and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"14

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