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John 16 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jesus Warns and Comforts His Disciples
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:1 - “These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:2 - “They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:3 - “And these things they will do to you[fn] because they have not known the Father nor Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:4 - “But these things I have told you, that when the[fn] time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:5 - “But now I go away 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, sorrow has filled your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:7 - “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:8 - “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:9 - “of sin, because they do not believe in Me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:10 - “of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:11 - “of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:12 - “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:13 - “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:14 - “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:15 - “All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.[fn]
Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:16 - “A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:17 - Then some of His disciples said among themselves, “What is this that He says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I go to the Father’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:18 - They said therefore, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not know what He is saying.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:19 - Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:20 - “Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:21 - “A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:22 - “Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:23 - “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:24 - “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Jesus Christ Has Overcome the World
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:25 - “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:26 - “In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:27 - “for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:28 - “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:29 - His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:30 - “Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:31 - Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:32 - “Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will 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, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[fn] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text omit to you.
NU-Text reads their.
NU-Text and M-Text read He takes of Mine and will declare it to you.
NU-Text and M-Text omit will.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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