John 16:1-33, NLT
1“I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith.
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5“But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and not one of you is asking where I am going.
12“There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.
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16“In a little while you won’t see me anymore. But a little while after that, you will see me again.”
17Some of the disciples asked each other, “What does he mean when he says, ‘In a little while you won’t see me, but then you will see me,’ and ‘I am going to the Father’?
19Jesus realized they wanted to ask him about it, so he said, “Are you asking yourselves what I meant? I said in a little while you won’t see me, but a little while after that you will see me again.
25“I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father.
29Then his disciples said, “At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively.
31Jesus asked, “Do you finally believe?