John 16:7-16

7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for 1if I do not go away, 2the Helper will not come to you. But 3if 4I go, 5I will send him to you.
8 6And when he comes, he will 7convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
9 concerning sin, 8because they do not believe in me;
10 9concerning righteousness, 10because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer;
11 11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world 12is judged.
12 "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 When 13the Spirit of truth comes, 14he will 15guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but 16whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
14 He will 17glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
15 18All that the Father has is mine; 19therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

16 20"A little while, and you will see me no longer; and 21again a little while, and you will see me."

John 16:7-16 In-Context

5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'
6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer;
11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12 "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
16 "A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me."
17 So 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 am going to the Father'?"
18 So they were saying, "What does he mean by 'a little while'? We do not know what he is talking about."

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