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John 16:16-33 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 "A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me." 16 "In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."
17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by saying to us, "A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and "Because I am going to the Father'?" 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,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"
18 They said, "What does he mean by this "a little while'? We do not know what he is talking about." 18 They kept asking, "What does he mean by 'a little while'? We don't understand what he is saying."
19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, "Are you discussing among yourselves what I meant when I said, "A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'? 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, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. 20 I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.
21 When a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. 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.
22 So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 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.
23 On that day you will ask nothing of me. Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
25 "I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. 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.
26 On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.
27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
28 I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father." 28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
29 His disciples said, "Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! 29 Then Jesus' disciples said, "Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech.
30 Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God." 30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."
31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe? 31 "You believe at last!" Jesus answered.
32 The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. 32 "But a time is coming, and has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.
33 I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!" 33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."