João 16

1 "THESE things I have spoken to you that you may not stumble and fall.

2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when every one who kills you will think that he is offering a sacrifice to God.

3 These things they will do because they have not known the Father nor me.

4 But these things I have told you in order that when their hour comes you may remember them \'97 that I told you. These things I did not tell you from the beginning because I was with you.

5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and no one of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'

6 but, because I have said these things to you, grief has filled your hearts.

7 I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I should go away. For unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

8 And he, when he comes, will convince the world regarding sin and regarding righteousness and regarding judgment \'97

9 regarding sin, because they do not believe in me;

10 regarding righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you no longer see me;

11 regarding judgment, because the Ruler of this world has been judged.

12 I have still many things to tell you; but you cannot bear them now.

13 But when he comes \'97 the Spirit of Truth \'97 he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak his own thoughts, but all that he hears he will speak and he will announce to you the things to come.

14 He will glorify me because he will take of mine and will announce it to you.

15 All things that the Father has are mine. For that reason I say, 'He will take of mine and announce it to you.'

16 After a little while you will no longer see me, and again a little while and you will see me."

17 Some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,' and, 'because I am going to the Father'?"

18 So they said, "What is this that he says, 'A little while'? We do not know what he means."

19 Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, "Are you discussing with one another about this that I said, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me'?

20 Truly, truly, I tell you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will change into joy.

21 A woman when she is bringing forth has grief because her hour has come. But when she has borne the child, she no longer remembers her anguish for the joy that a human being has been born into the world.

22 And you have grief now, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

23 On that day you will ask me no questions. Truly, truly, I tell you, if you ask the Father for anything in my name, he will give it to you.

24 So far you have asked for nothing in my name; ask and you will obtain, that your joy may be made full.

25 "I have spoken these things to you in figures. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly about the Father.

26 On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not tell you that I will make request of the Father for you,

27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came forth from the Father's presence.

28 I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again I am leaving the world and am going to the Father."

29 His disciples said, "See, now you are speaking plainly and are using no figures.

30 Now we know that you know all things and that you have no need to have any one question you. From this we believe that you have come forth from God."

31 Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?

32 Indeed the hour is coming \'97 it has come \'97 for each one of you to be scattered to his own and leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.

33 I have spoken these things to you that in me you may have peace. In the world you have distress. But he courageous. I have conquered the world."