John 16:17



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New American Standard Bible

Some of His disciples then said to one another, "What is this thing He is telling 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'?"

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

Therefore some of His disciples said to one another, "What is this He tells us: 'A little while and you will not see Me; again a little while and you will see Me' ; and, 'because I am going to the Father' ?"

International Standard Version

At this point, some of his disciples asked each other, "What does he mean by telling us, "In a little while you will no longer see me, then in a little while you will see me again,' and, "because I am going to the Father'?"

A Conservative Version

Therefore some of his disciples said among themselves, What is this that he says to us, A little while, and ye do not look at me, and, Again a little while, and ye will see me, and, Because I go to the Father?

American Standard Version

Some of his disciples therefore said one to another, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye behold me not; and again a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

Amplified

So some of His disciples questioned among themselves, What does He mean when He tells us, In a little while you will no longer see Me, and again after a short while you will see Me, and, Because I go to My Father?

An Understandable Version

Then some of Jesus' disciples said to one another, "What is this He is telling us: 'After a little while [longer] you will not see me. Then, a little while [later] you will see me again,' and 'Because I am going [back] to the Father'?" [See verse 10].

Anderson New Testament

Then some of his disciples said one to 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, Be cause I go to the Father?

Bible in Basic English

So some of the disciples said one to another, What is this he is saying, After a little time, you will see me no longer; and then again, after a little time, you will see me? and, I am going to the Father?

Common New Testament

Then some of his disciples 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'?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

then said some of his disciples among themselves, what is the meaning of his saying, "within a little while ye shall not see me: but within a little while ye shall see me again, because I am going to the father?"

Darby Translation

Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, What is this he says to us, A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me, and, Because I go away to the Father?

Godbey New Testament

Then some of His disciples were saying to one another, What is this which He speaks to us, A little while, and you see me no more; and again a little while, and ye shall see me? and that I go to the Father?

Goodspeed New Testament

Then some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean when he tells us, 'In a little while you will not see me any longer, and a little while after, you will see me again,' and 'Because I am going away to the Father'?"

John Wesley New Testament

Then some of his disciples said to each other, What is this that he said to 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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then some of his disciples said among themselves, What is this that he says 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?

Julia Smith Translation

Then said of his disciples to one another, What is this which he says to you, A little, and ye see me not: and again, a little, and ye shall see me: and, Because I retire to my Father?

King James 2000

Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he said unto 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?

Lexham Expanded Bible

So some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he is saying to us, 'A little [while] and you will not see me, and again a little [while] and you will see me,' and 'Because I am going away to the Father'?"

Modern King James verseion

Then His disciples 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 and you will see Me? And, Because I go to the Father?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said some of his disciples between themselves, "What is this that he saith unto us, 'After a while ye shall not see me, and again after a while ye shall see me: and that I go to the father?'"

Moffatt New Testament

So some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by telling us, 'In a little while, you will behold me no longer; then, after a little, you shall see me'? and, 'I go to the Father'?"

Montgomery New Testament

At this some of his disciples said among themselves. "What does he mean by telling us, 'In a little while you shall behold me no more; and again in a little while you shall see me,' and 'because I am going to the Father'?"

NET Bible

Then some of his disciples said to one another, "What is the meaning of what he is saying, 'In a little while you will not see me; again after a little while, you will see me,' and, 'because I am going to the Father'?"

New Heart English Bible

Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while, and you won't see me, and again a little while, and you will see me;' and, 'Because I go to the Father?'"

New simplified Bible

Some of his disciples said to one another: What is this he says, a little while, and you see me no more and again a little while and you will see me because I go to the Father?

Noyes New Testament

Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, What is this that he saith to us, A little while, and ye behold me not, and again a little while, and ye will see me? and, Because I go to the Father?

Sawyer New Testament

Then some of his disciples said one to another, What is this that he says 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?

The Emphasized Bible

Some of his disciples, therefore, said one to another - What is this which he is saying to us: - A little while, and ye behold me not, and, again a little while, and ye shall see me; and - Because I go my way unto the Father?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then said some of the disciples unto each other, What is this which he saith to us, A little while longer, and ye shall not see me: and again a little while, and ye shall see me: and this, because I am going to the Father?

Twentieth Century New Testament

At this some of his disciples said to one another: "What does he mean by saying to us 'In a little while you will not see me, and then in a little while you will see me indeed'; and by saying 'Because I am going to the Father'?

Webster

Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith to 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?

Weymouth New Testament

Some of His disciples therefore said to one another, "What does this mean which He is telling us, 'A little while and you do not see me, and again a little while and you shall see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"

Williams New Testament

So some of His disciples said to one another, "What does He mean by telling us, 'In just a little while you will not see me, and yet in just a little while after you will see me again,' and 'Because I am going away to the Father'?"

World English Bible

Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while, and you won't see me, and again a little while, and you will see me;' and, 'Because I go to the Father?'"

Worrell New Testament

Some of His disciples, therefore, said to one another, "What is this that He saith to us, 'A little while, and ye behold Me not; and again a little while, and ye will see Me;' and, 'Because I go to the Father?'"

Worsley New Testament

Some of his disciples therefore said one to another, What is the meaning of this that He saith to us, A little while and ye shall not see me, and again a little while and ye shall see me, and---because I am going to the Father?

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore said some of his disciples one to another, 'What is this that he saith to us, A little while, and ye do not behold me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, and, Because I go away unto the Father?'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὖν 
Oun 
therefore , then , so , and , now , wherefore , but , not tr ,
Usage: 417

ἔπω 
Epo 
say , speak , tell , command , bid , , vr say
Usage: 824

some of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 709


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

τοῦτο 
Touto 
this , therefore Trans , that , for this cause , wherefore , it , not tr ,
Usage: 232

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

he saith
λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

unto us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us , we , our , for us
Usage: 160

μικρόν 
Mikron 
Usage: 10

and







and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ye shall
θεωρέω 
theoreo 
Usage: 40

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

θεωρέω 
theoreo 
Usage: 40

me
μέ 
me 
μέ 
me 
me , I , my , not tr
me , I , my , not tr
Usage: 122
Usage: 122

πάλιν 
Palin 
Usage: 120

μικρόν 
Mikron 
Usage: 10

ὀπτάνομαι ὄπτομαι 
Optanomai 
Usage: 41

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I , my , me , not tr
Usage: 174

go
ὑπάγω 
Hupago 
go , go way , go away , get thee , depart , get thee hence
Usage: 26

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

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Context Readings

Jesus Predicts His Return To The Disciples

16 "A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me." 17 Some of His disciples then said to one another, "What is this thing He is telling 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'?" 18 So they were saying, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is talking about."


Cross References

John 16:5

"But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'

Mark 9:10

They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant.

Mark 9:32

But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.

John 16:16

"A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me."

Luke 9:45

But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.

Luke 18:34

But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.

John 12:16

These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him.

John 14:5

Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?"

John 14:22

Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?"

John 16:1

"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.

John 16:19

Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, "Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, 'A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me'?



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