John 16:6

6 Instead, the longer I've talked, the sadder you've become.

John 16:6 Meaning and Commentary

John 16:6

But because I have said these things to you
Of being hated and persecuted by the Jews, of being put out of their synagogues, and of losing of their lives; and particularly of his departure from them, or the loss of his bodily presence:

sorrow hath filled your heart;
sorrow for his absence so possessed their minds, seized on all the powers and faculties of their souls, and engrossed all their thoughts, that it never entered into the heart of any of them, to inquire about the place he was going to, or the state he should enter upon; which had they had any right notions of, would have greatly contributed to have abated their sorrow, quieted their minds, made them easy under, and reconciled them unto, his departure from them.

John 16:6 In-Context

4 I've told you these things so that when the time comes and they start in on you, you'll be well-warned and ready for them.
5 But now I am on my way to the One who sent me. Not one of you has asked, 'Where are you going?'
6 Instead, the longer I've talked, the sadder you've become.
7 So let me say it again, this truth: It's better for you that I leave. If I don't leave, the Friend won't come. But if I go, I'll send him to you.
8 "When he comes, he'll expose the error of the godless world's view of sin, righteousness, and judgment:
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