The Gospel According to St John

Chapter 16

Jesus discourses on the mission of the Holy Ghost—He tells of His death and resurrection, announces that He is the Son of God, and says that He has overcome the world.

 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be aoffended.

 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever akilleth you will think that he doeth God service.

 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not aknown the Father, nor me.

 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

 But now I ago my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is aexpedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the bComforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

 And when he is come, he will areprove the world of sin, and of brighteousness, and of judgment:

 Of asin, because they believe not on me;

 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

 12 I have yet many things to asay unto you, but ye cannot bbear them now.

 13 Howbeit when he, the aSpirit of truth, is come, he will bguide you into all ctruth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will dshew you things to come.

 14 He shall aglorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

 15 All athings that the bFather hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

 16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall asee me, because I go to the Father.

 17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

 18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

 19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?

 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your asorrow shall be turned into bjoy.

 21 A awoman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

 22 And ye now therefore have asorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bjoy no man taketh from you.

 23 And in that day ye shall ask me anothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: aask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

 25 These things have I spoken unto you in aproverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.

 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:

 27 For the Father himself aloveth you, because ye have loved me, and have bbelieved that I came out from God.

 28 I acame bforth from the cFather, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

 29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

 30 Now are we sure that thou aknowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

 31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?

 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not aalone, because the Father is with me.

 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have apeace. In the bworld ye shall have ctribulation: but be of good dcheer; I have eovercome the world.