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The Spirit will come
- “I have said these things to you so you might not stumble.
- “They will make you exiles from the synagogue, but an hour is coming that every man who killed you did so because he thought to offer a service to God.
- “And they will do these things because they didn’t know the Father nor Me.
- “But I have said these things so that when their hour came, you remember that I said them to you. And I didn’t say these things to you from the beginning because I was with you.
- “And now I’m going to the One who sent Me, and none of you asks Me: Where are you going?
- “But grief has filled your hearts because of these things I have told you.
- “But I tell you the truth: It’s better for you that I go away. For if I don’t go away, the Helper definitely won’t come to you. Yet if I go, I will send Him to you.
- “And having come, He will convict the world about sin, and about righteousness, and about judgement.
- “About sin because they don’t believe in Me.
- “And about righteousness because I’m going away to the Father, and you’ll see Me no more.”
- “And about judgement because the ruler of this world has been judged.
- “Yet I have many things to tell you, but you aren’t able to bear them now.
- “But when He – the Spirit of Truth – comes, He will lead you into all truth. For He won’t speak from Himself, but He will speak whatever He hears; and He will report to you the things which are coming.
- “He will glorify Me, because He will take what’s Mine and report it to you.
- “All things whatsoever that the Father has are Mine. Because of this, I said that He will take what’s Mine and report it to you.
Coming and departing
- “A little longer and then you see Me no longer. And a little longer again and then you will see Me [because I’m going away to the Father].”
- So some of His disciples said to one another: “What’s this that He’s telling us: ‘a little longer and then you don’t see Me’, and ‘a little longer again and then you will see Me’, and ‘because I’m going away to the Father’?”
- So they were saying: “What is this that He’s saying: ‘A little longer’? We don’t *know what He’s saying.”
- Jesus knew that they were wanting to ask Him, and He tells them: “Are you inquiring with one another because I said: ‘A little longer and then you don’t see Me’, and ‘a little longer again and then you will see Me.’?
- “Amen, Amen I tell you that you will weep and you will mourn, but the world will rejoice. You will be grieved, but your grief will become joy.
- “The woman has pain when she gives birth because her hour came. But when she birthed the child, she remembers the tribulation no longer because of her joy that a man was born into the world.
- “So you also have grief now; but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
- “And in that day, you won’t ask Me anything.(1)” you won’t ask Me anything” could also be translated ” you won’t question Me about anything” the difference is small, but potentially significant. Amen, amen I tell you: anything you ask the Father, He will give you.
- “Until now, you asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive so your joy might be full.
- “I have spoken these things to you in parables. An hour is coming when I will speak to you in parables no more, but will report plainly about the Father to you.
- “In that day you will ask in My name, and I don’t tell you that I will ask the Father concerning you,
- “for the Father Himself loves you because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God.
- “I came out from the Father and have come into the world. I am leaving the world again and departing to the Father.”
- His disciples say: “Behold, you speak in plainness now and speak nothing in a parable.
- “We *know that you have known all things, and you have no need that you should ask anyone. We believe in this: that you came out from God.”
- Jesus answered them: “Now you believe?
- “Behold, and hour is coming and has come that you will be scattered – each to his own – and leave Me alone. And yet I’m not alone because the Father is with Me.
- “I have spoken these things to you so you might have peace in Me. You will have tribulation in the world, but have courage; I have overcome the world.”
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