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Chapter 16

(1}   "All this I have told you so that you will not go astray.
{2}   They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.
{3}   They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.
{4}   I have told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember that I warned you. I did not tell you this at first because I was with you.
{5}   "Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'
{6}   Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief.

{7}   But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
{8}   When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:
{9}   in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me;
{10}   in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;

{11}   and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
{12}   "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.
{13}   But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
{14}   He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.
{15}   All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.

{16}   "In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me." 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,' Because I am going to the Father'?"
(19}   "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}   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}   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 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 no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
{24}   Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

{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. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.
{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 entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
(31}   "You believe at last!"
(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 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."