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John 16 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jesus’ Warning

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“These things I have spoken to you so that you will not [fn]be led into sin.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:2 - “They will [fn]ban you from the synagogue, yet an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering a [fn]service to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:3 - “These things they will do because they have not known the Father nor Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:4 - “But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you [fn]may remember that I told you of them. However, I did not say these things to you at the beginning, because I was with you.

The Holy Spirit Promised

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“But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:6 - “But because I have said these things to you, grief has filled your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:7 - “But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the [fn]Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:8 - “And He, when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:9 - regarding sin, because they do not believe in Me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:10 - and regarding righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you no longer are going to see Me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:11 - and regarding judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:12 -

“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them at the present time.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:13 - “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:14 - “He will glorify Me, for He will take from Mine and will disclose it to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:15 - “All things that the Father has are Mine; this is why I said that He takes from Mine and will disclose it to you.

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Foretold

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“A little while, and you no longer are going to see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:17 - So some of His disciples said to one another, “What is this that He is telling us, ‘A little while, and you are not going to see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:18 - So they were saying, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while? We do not know what He is talking about.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:19 - Jesus knew that they wanted to question Him, and He said to them, “Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you are not going to see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:20 - “Truly, truly I say to you that you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:21 - “Whenever a woman is in labor she has [fn]pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a [fn]child has been born into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:22 - “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one is going to take your joy away from you.

Prayer Promises

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:23 - “And on that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:24 - “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:25 -

“These things I have spoken to you in figures of speech; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:26 - “On that day you will ask in My name, and I am not saying to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:27 - for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:28 - “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
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His disciples *said, “See, now You are speaking plainly and are not [fn]using any figure of speech.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:30 - “Now we know that You know all things, and that You have no need for anyone to question You; this is why we believe that You came forth from God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:31 - Jesus replied to them, “Do you now believe?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:32 - “Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:33 - “These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Or let yourselves be led; or fall away (in apostasy)
Or excommunicate
I.e., as an act of worship
Or will remember them, that I told you
Or Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor
Lit grief
Lit human being
Lit saying
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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