16 These things have I spoken unto you, That ye may not be caused to stumble:
2 Excommunicants from the synagogue will they make you; Nay! there cometh an hour That everyone who killeth you shall think to be rendering divine service unto God!
3 And these things will they do, Because they got to know neither the Father nor me.
4 But these things have I told you,—That whensoever their hour shall come Ye may remember that thereof I told you. These things however I told you not from the beginning, Because I was with you;
5 But now I go my way unto him that sent me And not one from among you questioneth me—Whither goest thou?
6 But because these things I have told you Sorrow hath filled your heart.
7 But I the truth am telling you—It is profitable for you that I depart; For if I should not depart The Advocate would in nowise come unto you,—But if I go I will send him unto you.
8 And having come He will reprove the world—Concerning sin And concerning righteousness, And concerning judgment:
9 Concerning sin indeed Because they are not believing on me;
10 But concerning righteousness Because unto the Father I go my way and no longer do ye behold me;
11 And concerning judgment Because the ruler of this world hath been judged.
12 Yet many things have I unto you to be saying,—But ye cannot bear them just now;
13 Howbeit as soon as he hath come—The Spirit of truth He will guide you into all truth; For he will not speak from himself, But whatsoever he heareth he will speak And the coming things will he announce unto you.
14 He shall glorify me; For of mine shall he receive and announce unto you.
15 All things whatsoever the Father hath are my own; Therefore said I—Of mine shall he receive and announce unto you.
16 A little while and no longer ye behold me; And again a little while and ye shall see me.
17 Some of his disciples therefore said one to another—What is this which he is saying to us:—A little while and ye behold me not, And again a little while and ye shall see me; And—Because I go my way unto the Father?
18 They were saying therefore—What is this which he saith:—A little while? We know not [what he is saying].
19 Jesus took note that they were wishing to question him, and said unto them—Concerning this are ye enquiring one with another,—Because I said:—A little while and ye behold me not, And again a little while and ye shall see me?
20 Verily, verily I say unto you—Ye shall weep and lament, But the world shall rejoice: Ye shall be grieved, But your grief into joy shall be turned.
21 A woman as soon as she is about to bring forth Hath grief because her hour hath come; But as soon as she hath given birth to the child No longer remembereth she the anguish By reason of the joy, that a human being into the world hath been born.
22 And ye therefore now indeed have grief; But again will I see you, And your heart shall rejoice,—And your joy no one shall force from you.
23 And in that day shall ye request me nothing:—Verily, verily I say unto you—Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father He will give you in my name.
24 Until even now ye have asked nothing in my name: Be asking and ye shall receive,—That your joy may be made full.
25 These things in similitudes have I spoken unto you: There cometh an hour When no longer in similitudes will I speak unto you, But openly concerning the Father will I tell you.
26 In that day In my name shall ye ask:—And I say not that I will request the Father for you;
27 For the Father himself dearly loveth you, Because ye have dearly loved me And believed that I from the Father came forth:—
28 I came forth out of the Father And have come into the world,—Again I leave the world And go unto the Father.
29 His disciples say—See! now openly art thou speaking, And not a single similitude art thou using:
30 Now we know that thou knowest all things And hast no need that one be questioning thee. Hereby do we believe That from God thou camest forth.
31 Jesus answered them—As yet ye believe:
32 Lo! there cometh an hour and hath come, That ye should be scattered, each unto his own home; and me alone should leave;—And yet I am not alone, But the Father is with me.
33 These things have I spoken unto you That in me ye may have peace: In the world ye have tribulation; But be taking courage,—I have overcome the world.