John 16

1 I have spoken to you* these things, in order that you* should not be offended. 2 They will be expelling you* from the synagogues. But the hour is coming, that* everyone who kills you* may think that he is offering divine service to God. 3 And they will be doing these things to you *, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But I have spoken these things to you*, that* whenever the hour has come, you* may remember them, that I spoke them to you*. Now I did not say these things to you* from the beginning, because I was with you*. 5 But now I am going to the one who sent me, and none out of you* asks me, Where are you going? 6 But because I have spoken these things to you*, sorrow has filled your, your* heart. 7 But I tell you* the truth. It is advantageous for you* that* I should go away; for* if I do not go away, the Helper* will not be coming to you*, but if I travel on, I will be sending him to you*. 8 And when* he has come, that one will be convicting the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment. 9 Concerning sin, indeed, because they did not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I am going to my Father and you* view me no more; 11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. 12 I still have many things to say to you*, but you* are not able to bear them now. 13 But whenever that one, the Spirit of the truth, comes, he will be guiding you* into all the truth; for* he will not be speaking from himself, but as many things as he may hear, these he will be speaking and he will be reporting to you* the things which are to come. 14 He will be glorifying me, because he will receive from me and will be proclaiming it to you*. 15 All things, as many things as the Father has are mine, because of this, I said, He is receiving from me and will be proclaiming it to you*. 16 A little while and you* do not view me, and again a little while and you* will see me, because I am going to the Father.

17 Therefore , some out of his disciples said to one another, What is this thing which he says to us, A little while and you* do not view me, and again a little while and you* will see me. Also, Because I am going to the Father?

18 Therefore they were saying, What is this thing which he says, A little while? We do not know the meaning of what he says.

19 Therefore, Jesus knew that they were wishing to ask him, and he said to them, Are you* debating with one another concerning this thing which I said, A little while and you* do not view me, and again, A little while and you* will see me?

20 Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you*, that you* will be weeping and will be mourning, but the world will rejoice. But you* will be sorrowful, but your, your* sorrow will happen leading you * to joy. 21 A woman has sorrow whenever she gives, birth, because her hour has come, but whenever the child is born, she remembers the affliction no more, because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. 22 And therefore, you* now indeed have sorrow, but I will see you* again and your, your* heart will be rejoicing and no one takes your, your* joy away from you*. 23 And in that day you* will not be asking me anything. Assuredly, assuredly, I am saying to you*, that as many things as you* may ask the Father in my name, he will be giving them to you*. 24 Until now you* have asked nothing in my name. Ask and you* will receive, in order that your, your* joy may be fulfilled.

25 I have spoken these things to you* in metaphors, but the hour is coming, when I will no more be speaking to you* in metaphors, but will be proclaiming to you* frankly concerning the Father. 26 In that day you* will be asking in my name and I do not say to you* that I will request of the Father concerning you*; 27 for* the Father himself loves you*, because you* have loved me and have believed that I came forth from God. 28 I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and I am traveling on to the Father.

29 Then his disciples say to him, Behold, now you speak frankly and are not speaking in a metaphor. 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not have need that* anyone should ask you. We believe that you came forth from God with this speech.

31 Jesus answered them, Do you* believe now? 32 Behold, the hour is coming and has now come, in order that you* might be scattered, each one to his own and you* may leave me alone and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 I have spoken to you* these things, in order that you* may have peace in me. You* have affliction in the world, but have courage; I have overcome the world.



Back to MLV HTML Page . Home Page of the Modern Literal Version

ModernLiteralVersion.org © Copyright 2017 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV Team, all rights reserved.
Modern Literal Version, © Copyright 2017 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV Team, see copyright information inside the book.
The New Koine Greek Textbook Series 1-5 (so far) © Copyright 2017 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV Team, see copyright information inside the book.

The glory is for God!
Jesus is Lord of all.