16:1 These things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scandalized.
16:2 They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God.
16:3 And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father, nor me.
16:4 But these things I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them.
16:5 But I told you not these things from the beginning, because I was with you. And now I go to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me: Whither goest thou?
16:6 But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
16:7 But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go: for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
16:8 And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment.
16:9 Of sin: because they believed not in me.
16:10 And of justice: because I go to the Father; and you shall see me no longer.
16:11 And of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged.
16:12 I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now.
16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself; but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak; and the things that are to come, he shall shew you.
16:14 He shall glorify me; because he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it to you.
16:15 All things whatsoever the Father hath, are mine. Therefore I said, that he shall receive of mine, and shew it to you.
16:16 A little while, and now you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me: because I go to the Father.
16:17 Then some of the disciples said one to another: What is this that he saith to us: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me, and, because I go to the Father?
16:18 They said therefore: What is this that he saith, A little while? we know not what he speaketh.
16:19 And Jesus knew that they had a mind to ask him; and he said to them: Of this do you inquire among yourselves, because I said: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me?
16:20 Amen, amen I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
16:21 A woman, when she is in labour, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
16:22 So also you now indeed have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you.
16:23 And in that day you shall not ask me any thing. Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you.
16:24 Hitherto you have not asked any thing in my name. Ask, and you shall receive; that your joy may be full.
16:25 These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh, when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will shew you plainly of the Father.
16:26 In that day you shall ask in my name; and I say not to you, that I will ask the Father for you:
16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world, and I go to the Father.
16:29 His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly, and speakest no proverb.
16:30 Now we know that thou knowest all things, and thou needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
16:31 Jesus answered them: Do you now believe?
16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, and it is now come, that you shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.
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