1"1Thesethings I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from 2stumbling.2"aThey will 3make you outcasts from the synagogue, but 4an hour is coming for everyone5who kills you to think that he is offeringservice to God.3"Thesethings they will do6because they have not known the Fatheror Me.4"But thesethings I have spoken to you, 7so that when their hourcomes, you bmay remember that I told you of them. Thesethings I did not say to you 8at the beginning, because I was with you.
5"But now9I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, '10Where are You going?'6"But because I have saidthesethings to you, 11sorrow has filled your heart.7"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I goaway; for if I do not goaway, the c12Helper will not come to you; but if I go, 13I will send Him to you.8"And He, when He comes, will convict the worldconcerningsin and righteousness and judgment;9concerningsin, 14because they do not believe in Me;10and concerning15righteousness, because16I go to the Father and you nolongersee Me;1117and concerningjudgment, because the ruler of thisworld has been judged.12"I havemanymorethings to say to you, but you cannotbear them now.13"But when He, 18the Spirit of truth, comes, He will 19guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His owninitiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.14"He will 20glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.15"21Allthings that the Fatherhas are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.
16"22A littlewhile, and 23you will nolongersee Me; and again a littlewhile, and 24you will see Me."17
Some of His disciplesthensaid to oneanother, "What is thisthing He is telling us, '25A littlewhile, and you will not see Me; and again a littlewhile, and you will see Me'; and, 'because26I go to the Father '?"
18So they were saying, "What is this that He says, 'A littlewhile '? We do not knowwhat He is talking about."
1927Jesusknew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, "Are you deliberatingtogetheraboutthis, that I said, 'A littlewhile, and you will not see Me, and again a littlewhile, and you will see Me'?20"Truly, truly, I say to you, that 28you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but 29your grief will be turned into joy.21"30Whenever a woman is in labor she hasdpain, because her hour has come; but when she givesbirth to the child, she nolongerremembers the anguishbecause of the joy that a echild has been born into the world.22"Therefore31you toohavegriefnow; but 32I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and noone will take your joyaway from you.
23"33In that day34you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, 35if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.24"36Untilnow you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your 37joy may be madefull.25"Thesethings I have spoken to you in f38figurativelanguage; 39an hour is comingwhen I will nolongerspeak to you in gfigurativelanguage, but will tell you plainly of the Father.26"40In that day41you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf;27for 42the FatherHimselfloves you, because you have loved Me and 43have believed that 44I cameforth from the Father.28"45I cameforth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the worldagain and 46going to the Father."29
His disciplessaid, "Lo, now You are speakingplainly and are not husing47a figure of speech.
30"Now we know that You knowallthings, and havenoneed for anyone to question You; by this we 48believe that You 49came from God."
31Jesusanswered them, "Do you nowbelieve?32"Behold, 50an hour is coming, and has already come, for 51you to be scattered, each to 52his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet 53I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.33"Thesethings I have spoken to you, so that 54in Me you may havepeace. 55In the world you havetribulation, but 56takecourage; 57I have overcome the world."