The Word of the Lord

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John 16

1 These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be caused·​·to·​·stumble.
2 They shall make you be put·​·out·​·of·​·the·​·synagogue; but the hour comes, that everyone who kills you will think that he offers a service to God.
3 And these things they will do to you, because they have not known the Father nor Me.
4 But these things have I spoken to you, that when the hour comes, you may remember them, because I said them to you; but these things I said not to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
5 But now I go·​·away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, Whither goest· Thou ·away?
6 But because I have spoken these·​·things to·​·you, sorrow has filled· your heart ·full.
7 But I tell you the truth: it·​·is·​·expedient for you that I go·​·away; for if I go· not ·away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
8 And when He has come, He will reprove the world about sin, and about justice, and about judgment;
9 about sin indeed, because they believe not in Me;
10 and about justice, because I go·​·away to My Father, and you behold Me no·​·more;
11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 But when it shall come, the Spirit of Truth, it will guide you into all truth; for it shall not speak from itself, but whatever it shall hear, it shall speak; and it shall announce to you things to come.
14 It will glorify Me, for it shall receive of Mine, and shall announce it to you.
15 All things whatever the Father has, are Mine; on· this ·account I said that it shall receive of Mine, and shall announce it to you.
16 A little while, and you shall not behold Me; and again a little while, and you shall see Me, because I go·​·away to the Father.
17 Then said some of His disciples one to another, What is this that He says to us, A little while, and you shall not behold Me; and again, a little while, and you shall see Me; and, Because I go·​·away to the Father?
18 They said therefore, What is this that He says, A little while? We know not what He speaks.
19 Then Jesus knew that they would ask Him, and said to them, Do you seek with one another concerning this, that I said, A little while, and you shall not behold Me, and again a little while, and you shall see Me?
20 Amen, amen, I say to you that you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall sorrow, but your sorrow shall be made into joy.
21 A woman when she brings·​·forth has sorrow, because her hour is come; but when the little·​·child is born, she remembers no more the affliction, for joy that man is born into the world.
22 And you now therefore indeed have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one takes from you.
23 And in that day you shall ask Me nothing. Amen, amen, I say to you that whatever things you shall ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
24 Hitherto you have asked nothing in My name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be filled·​·full.
25 These·​·things I have spoken to you in parables1; but an hour comes when I will no more speak to you in parables, but will announce to you openly concerning the Father.
26 In that day you shall ask in My name; and I say not to you, that I will beseech the Father for you;
27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
28 I came forth from the Father, and have come into the world; again I leave the world, and go to the Father.
29 His disciples say to Him, See, now Thou speakest openly, and sayest not·​·any parables.
30 Now we know that Thou knowest all things, and needest not that anyone should ask Thee. In this we believe that thou camest·​·forth from God.
31 Jesus answered them, Do you now believe?
32 Behold, the hour comes, and is now come, that you shall be·​·scattered, every one to his·​·own, and shall leave Me alone; and I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you might have peace; in the world you shall have affliction; but have confidence, I have overcome the world.

1These are “prophetic enunciations,” not simply proverbs (here and in the following verses); SS 103:2.