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

 
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16 "A little while, and you will see me no more; 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 Some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and, 'because I go 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 'a little while'? We do not know what he means." 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, "Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, 'A little while, and you will not 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 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow 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 travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child is born 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 sorrow 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 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. 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 Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. 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 this to you in figures; the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures but 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 In that day you will ask in my name; and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; 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 the Father. 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 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, "Ah, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure! 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 need none to 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, every man to his home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for 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, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome 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."