16:2 They will make you outcasts from the synagogue. But the time will come when those who kill you think they are offering service to God.
16:3 Yet the things they will do to you are because they do not know the Creator, nor me.
16:4 I have told you these things so that when their time comes, you may remember that I told you about them. I didn’t say these things in the beginning because I was among you.
16:5 But now I depart to Him who sent me and none of you asks me where I am going?
16:6 Instead, because I have spoken these things to you, sadness has filled your heart.
16:7 I tell you the truth, you will benefit from my departing, because if I don’t depart, the Counselor will not come to you. But if I depart, I will summon Him unto you.
16:8 And when He appears, He will refute the material world regarding offensiveness, righteousness and justice:
16:9 About offensiveness, because they do not trust in me.
16:10 About righteousness, because I depart for the Creator and you will no longer see me.
16:11 And about justice, because the prince of the material world is condemned.
16:12 I have many more things to tell you, but you cannot handle them now.
16:13 However, when the Spirit of Truth appears, He will guide you into the full Truth; for He will speak not of Himself, but will disclose what has been heard, and He will show you more and more.
16:14 He will honor me, for He takes from me and reveals it to you.
16:15 All these things belonging to the Creator are also mine, therefore I said He shall take from me and reveal it to you.
16:16 Soon you will no longer see me and then soon after that you will see me, then I depart to the Creator.”
16:17 Then some of his followers said amongst each other, “Why does he say to us, ‘soon you will no longer see me and then soon after that you will see me, then I depart to the Creator’?”
16:18 Thus they continued, “Why does he say ‘soon’? We don’t understand what he is saying.”
16:19 Jesus understood they wanted to question him, and he said to them, “Are you seeking amongst each other to understand why I said ‘soon you will not see me and soon after that you will see me?’
16:20 Very truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice while you grieve – but your grief will become joy.
16:21 When a woman is in labor she is in pain because her time has come. But when she delivers the child, she no longer recalls the anguish because the child is born into the world.
16:22 And you now will have grief, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice and no one can take your joy from you.
16:23 And on that day you will ask me nothing. Very truly, I say to you, whatever you shall ask the Creator in my name, He will give it to you.
16:24 Up till now you have asked nothing in my name: Ask and you shall receive, so your joy may be complete.
16:25 These things I have said to you with metaphors. A time will come when I no longer speak with metaphors, but will tell you plainly about the Creator.
16:26 On that day you will ask in my name and I won’t say to you that I will summon the Creator on your behalf;
16:27 for the Creator Himself loves you, because you have loved me and have faith that I was dispatched by the Creator.
16:28 I was dispatched by the Creator and have appeared in the material world. I will now depart the world and journey back to the Creator."
16:29 His disciples said, “Wow, now you speak plainly without using metaphors.
16:30 Now we can understand that you know all things and there is no need to question you. From this we trust that you come from God.”
16:31 Jesus replied, “So you now believe?
16:32 A time will come – and has now come – when you will be scattered, every man to his own, leaving me alone. Yet I am never alone, because the Creator is with me.
16:33 These things I have said to you so that you may have tranquility. The material world gives you adversity, but take courage: I vanquish the material world.”