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John 16 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:1 - "I have said all this to you to keep you from falling away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:2 - They will put you out of the synagogues; indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:3 - And they will do this because they have not known the Father, nor me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:4 - But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you of them. "I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.

The Holy Spirit Promised

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:5 - But now I am going to him who sent me; yet 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 hearts.
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 Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:8 - And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:9 - concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:10 - concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:11 - concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:12 - "I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:13 - When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:14 - He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:15 - All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Jesus' Death and Resurrection Foretold

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:16 - "A little while, and you will see me no more; again a little while, and you will see me."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:17 - Some of his disciples said to one another, "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, "What does he mean by 'a little while' ? We do not know what he means."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:19 - Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him; so he said to them, "Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:20 - Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:21 - When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:22 - So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Prayer Promises

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:23 - In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:24 - Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:25 - "I have said this to you in figures; the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures but tell you plainly of 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 from the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:28 - I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:29 - His disciples said, "Ah, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:30 - Now we know that you know all things, and need none to question you; by this we believe that you came from God."
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:31 - Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:32 - The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, every man to his home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:33 - I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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