The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

142. The Necessity for Leaving (continued)

        16“A little while, and you will see me no more; again a little while, and you will see me.”
        17Some of his apostles said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,' and 'because I go to the Father'?” 18They said, “What does he mean by 'a little while'? We do not know what he means.”
        19Jesus 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'? 20You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21When a woman is in travail she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she is delivered of the child she no longer remembers the anguish for joy that a child is born into the world. 22So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23In that day if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. 24Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive that your joy may be full.”
        25“I have said this to you in proverbs. The hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in parables but tell you plainly of the Father, 27for the Father himself loves you. 28I came from the Father and have come into the world.”
        29His apostles said, "Ah, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure! 30By this we believe that you came from God."
        (Jn. 16:16–25, 27–30)

Jn. 16:17  his apostles said (Ch. 22, fn. a) / his disciples said (RSV)
Jn. 16:23  day if / day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if (RSV)
Jn. 16:25  in proverbs. (KJV) / in figures; (RSV) • in parables but (KJV ) / in figures but (RSV)
Jn. 16:27  you. / you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from the Father. (RSV)
Jn. 16:29  His apostles said (Ch. 22, fn. a) / His disciples said (RSV)   (180:6/1952)