1 These things I have said to you, that you may not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues; but the hour is coming when every one that kills you will think he renders God a service. 3 And these things they will do, because they have not known the Father nor me. 4 But these things I have told you, that when the time comes you may remember that I told you of them. But I told you not these things at the beginning, because I was with you.
5 But now I go to him that sent me, and no one of you asks me, Where do you go? 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7 But I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I should go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go I will send him to you. 8 And when he has come, he will convince the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 and of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you behold me no more; 11 and of judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12 I have many things yet to say to you, but you cannot bear them now; 13 but when he, the Spirit of truth has come, he will lead you in all the truth; for he will not speak of himself, but he will speak whatever he shall hear, and tell you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me, because he shall receive from me and tell you. 15 All things that the Father has, are mine; on this account I said, He shall receive of me and tell you.
16 A little while and you shall not see me; and again a little while and you shall see me.
17 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? 18 They said therefore, What is this that he says, The little while? We do not know what he says.
19 Jesus knew that they wished to ask him, and said to them, Do you inquire among yourselves concerning this that I said, A little while and you shall not see me, and again a little while and you shall see me?
20 I tell you most truly, that you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall become joy. 21 For when a woman is in labor she has pain, because her time has come; but when she has borne the child she no longer remembers the distress, because of joy that a man is born into the world. 22 And you therefore now indeed have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy no one shall take from you. 23 And in that day you shall ask me nothing; I tell you most truly, whatever you shall ask the Father, he will give you in my name. 24 Till now you have asked nothing in my name; ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be complete.
25 These things have I spoken to you in parables. The time is coming when I will no more speak to you in parables, but I will tell you plainly of the Father. 26 In that day you shall ask in my name, and I tell you not that I will ask the Father for you; 27 for the Father himself is a friend to you, because you have been friends to me, and believed that I came forth from God. 28 I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; again I leave the world and go to the Father.
29 Then his disciples said to him, Behold, now you speak plainly, and say no parable; 30 now we know that you know all things, and have no need that any one should ask you; on this account we believe that you have come forth from God.
31 Jesus answered them, Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the time is coming, and has come, that you shall be scattered every one to his own, and leave me alone; and I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 These things have I told you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have affliction; but be of good courage, I have overcome the world.