1 “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2#ch. 9:22; 12:42 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, #See ch. 4:21 the hour is coming when #Acts 8:1; 9:1; 26:9-11whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 3And they will do these things #ch. 8:19, 55; 15:21; 17:25because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4But #ch. 13:19; 14:29 I have said these things to you, that when #See Luke 22:53 their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.
The Work of the Holy Spirit
“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, # [Matt. 9:15] because I was with you. 5But now #See ch. 14:12 I am going to him who sent me, and #[ch. 13:36; 14:5]none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, #ver. 22; ch. 14:1sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for #ch. 7:39 if I do not go away, #ch. 15:26; [ch. 14:16] the Helper will not come to you. But #[Acts 2:33] if #ch. 14:2 I go, #See ch. 14:26I will send him to you. 8#[ch. 8:28] And when he comes, he will #[ch. 8:46]convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, #ch. 8:24; [Acts 2:36, 37; 1 Cor. 12:3]because they do not believe in me; 10#[Acts 17:31] concerning righteousness, #ver. 16, 17, 19because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11#See ch. 12:31 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world #[Col. 2:15; Heb. 2:14]is judged.
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When #See ch. 14:17 the Spirit of truth comes, #See ch. 14:26 he will #Acts 8:31; [ch. 1:17; 14:6; Ps. 25:5] guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but #[ch. 15:15]whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will #See ch. 7:39glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15#ch. 17:10 All that the Father has is mine; #ver. 14therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy
16 # See ch. 7:33 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and # [ver. 22] again a little while, and you will see me.” 17So #[Mark 9:10, 32] some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, #ver. 16 ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, #ver. 10‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? #[ch. 14:5]We do not know what he is talking about.” 19#[ver. 30]; See ch. 2:24, 25Jesus 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’? 20Truly, truly, I say to you, #Matt. 9:15; Mark 16:10; Luke 23:27 you will weep and lament, but #[Rev. 11:10] the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but #Jer. 31:13; See Matt. 5:4your sorrow will turn into joy. 21#Isa. 26:17; [Ps. 48:6; Isa. 13:8; 1 Thess. 5:3; Rev. 12:2]When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22#ver. 6; [2 Cor. 6:10] So also you have sorrow now, but #[ver. 16] I will see you again, and #Ps. 33:21; Isa. 66:14; Luke 24:52; Acts 2:46; 8:8, 39; 13:52your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23#ver. 26; ch. 14:20 In that day you will #ver. 19, 30 ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, #See ch. 14:13 whatever you ask of the Father in my name, #ch. 15:16; [Eph. 1:3]he will give it to you. 24Until now you have asked nothing in my name. #See Matt. 7:7 Ask, and you will receive, #See ch. 15:11that your joy may be full.
I Have Overcome the World
25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. # ver. 2 The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27#[ch. 14:21, 23; 17:23] for the Father himself loves you, because #ch. 21:15-17; [1 Cor. 16:22] you have loved me and #ver. 30; ch. 17:8have believed that I came from God.#16:27 Some manuscripts from the Father 28#ch. 8:14; 13:3 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now #See ch. 14:12I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
29His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not #ver. 25using figurative speech! 30Now we know that #ch. 21:17; See ch. 2:24, 25 you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that #[ver. 27, 28; ch. 3:2]you came from God.” 31Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32Behold, #[ch. 4:21, 23] the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when #Matt. 26:31; Mark 14:27 you will be scattered, each to his own home, and #[Isa. 63:5] will leave me alone. #See ch. 8:16, 29Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33I have said these things to you, that #See ch. 14:27; Col. 3:15 in me you may have peace. #[ch. 15:18-21] In the world you will have #Rev. 1:9; See Acts 14:22 tribulation. But #ch. 14:1, 27 take heart; #[Rom. 8:37; 1 John 4:4; 5:4, 5; Rev. 3:21; 12:11]I have overcome the world.”