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1These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended.
2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.
3And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
The Holy Spirit Promised
(Joel 2:28-32; John 14:15-26; Acts 2:1-13; Acts 10:44-48; Acts 19:1-7)
5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, Where go you?
6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.
8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more;
11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it to you.
15All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it to you.
16A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me, because I go to the Father.
The Disciples' Grief will Turn to Joy
17Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he said to us, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?
18They said therefore, What is this that he said, A little while? we cannot tell what he said.
19Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said to them, Do you inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me?
20Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
21A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
22And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.
Ask and You will Receive
23And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, Whatever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
25These things have I spoken to you in proverbs: but the time comes, when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father.
26At that day you shall ask in my name: and I say not to you, that I will pray the Father for you:
27For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
29His disciples said to him, See, now speak you plainly, and speak no proverb.
30Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: by this we believe that you came forth from God.
31Jesus answered them, Do you now believe?
32Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.