João 16

1 'These things I have spoken to you, that you may not be stumbled,

2 out of the synagogues they will put you; but an hour does come, that every one who has killed you, may think to offer service unto God;

3 and these things they will do to you, because they did not know the Father, nor me.

4 'But these things I have spoken to you, that when the hour may come, you may remember them, that I saidthem to you, and these things to you from the beginning I did not say, because I was with you;

5 and now I go away to Him who sent me, and none of you does ask me, Whither do you go?

6 but because these things I have said to you, the sorrow has filled your heart.

7 'But I tell you the truth; it is better for you that I go away, for if I may not go away, the Comforter will not come unto you, and if I go on, I will send Him unto you;

8 and having come, He will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment;

9 concerning sin indeed, because they do not believe in me;

10 and concerning righteousness, because unto my Father I go away, and no more do you behold me;

11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

12 'I have yet many things to say to you, but you are not able to bearthem now;

13 and when He may come -- the Spirit of truth -- He will guide you to all the truth, for He will not speak from Himself, but as many things as He will hear He will speak, and the coming things He will tell you;

14 He will glorify me, because of mine He will take, and will tell to you.

15 'All things, as many as the Father has, are mine; because of this I said, That of mine He will take, and will tell to you;

16 a little while, and you do not behold me, and again a little while, and you shall see me, because I go away unto the Father.'

17 Therefore said some of his disciples one to another, 'What is this that he said to us, A little while, and you do not behold me, and again a little while, and you shall see me, and, Because I go away unto the Father?'

18 they said then, 'What is this he said -- the little while? we have not known what he said.'

19 Jesus, therefore, knew that they were wishing to ask him, and he said to them, 'Concerning this do you seek one with another, because I said, A little while, and you do not behold me, and again a little while, and you shall see me?

20 verily, verily, I say to you, that you shall weep and lament, and the world will rejoice; and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow joy will become.

21 'The woman, when she may bear, has sorrow, because her hour did come, and when she may bear the child, no more does she remember the anguish, because of the joy that a man was born to the world.

22 'And you, therefore, now, indeed, have sorrow; and again I will see you, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one does take from you,

23 and in that day you will question me nothing; verily, verily, I say to you, as many things as you may ask of the Father in my name, He will give you;

24 till now you did ask nothing in my name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

25 'These things in similitudes I have spoken to you, but there comes an hour when no more in similitudes will I speak to you, but freely of the Father, will tell you.

26 'In that day, in my name you will make request, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you,

27 for the Father himself does love you, because me you have loved, and you have believed that I from God came forth;

28 I came forth from the Father, and have come to the world; again I leave the world, and go on unto the Father.'

29 His disciples say to him, 'Lo, now freely you do speak, and no similitude speak you;

30 now we have known that you have known all things, and have no need that any one do question you; in this we believe that from God you did come forth.'

31 Jesus answered them, 'Now do you believe? lo, there does come an hour,

32 and now it has come, that you may be scattered, each to his own things, and me you may leave alone, and I am not alone, because the Father is with me;

33 these things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace, in the world you shall have tribulation, but take courage -- I have overcome the world.'