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John 16:1-33

1“All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 2They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. 3They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you, 5but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 7But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.

12“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

The Disciples’ Grief Will Turn to Joy

16Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

17At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” 18They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand what he is saying.”

19Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? 20Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 21A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 23In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

25“Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

29Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. 30Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”

31“Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. 32“A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

33“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Yohane 16:1-33

Awerɛhoɔ Ne Anigyeɛ Wɔ Yɛn Anim

1“Mereka yeinom nyinaa akyerɛ mo na moatumi agyina hɔ pintinn. 2Wɔbɛpam mo afiri wɔn asɔredan mu. Na ɛberɛ bi bɛba a obiara a ɔbɛkum mo no bɛsusu sɛ, sɛ ɔyɛ saa a, na ɔresom Onyankopɔn. 3Wɔde saa nneɛma yi bɛyɛ mo, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔnnim Agya no na me nso wɔnnim me. 4Nanso, mereka yei akyerɛ mo, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, sɛ ɛberɛ no duru a, mobɛkae deɛ meka kyerɛɛ mo no. Ahyɛaseɛ no, manka yei ankyerɛ mo, ɛfiri sɛ na meka mo ho.”

Honhom Kronkron Dwumadie

5“Afei deɛ merekɔ deɛ ɔsomaa me no nkyɛn. Nanso, mo mu biara mmisaa me sɛ, ‘Ɛhe na worekɔ?’ 6Deɛ maka akyerɛ mo yi ama mo werɛ aho. 7Nanso, meka nokorɛ kyerɛ mo; ɛyɛ ma mo sɛ mɛkɔ, ɛfiri sɛ, sɛ mankɔ a, ɔboafoɔ no remma mo nkyɛn. 8Nanso, sɛ mekɔ a, mɛsoma no aba mo nkyɛn. Na sɛ ɔba a, ɔbɛma ewiasefoɔ ahunu wɔn bɔne ne deɛ ɛyɛ tenenee ne Onyankopɔn atemmuo. 9Deɛ wɔka fa bɔne ho no nyɛ nokorɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔnnye me nni. 10Deɛ wɔka fa tenenee ho no nyɛ nokorɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, merekɔ Agya no nkyɛn na morenhunu me bio. 11Saa ara na deɛ wɔka fa atemmuo ho no nso nyɛ nokorɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔabu ewiase yi ɔtemmufoɔ no atɛn dada.

12“Mewɔ nsɛm pii ka kyerɛ mo, nanso seesei deɛ, morentumi nte aseɛ. 13Sɛ nokorɛ Honhom no ba a, ɔbɛma moahunu nokorɛ no nyinaa. Ɔrenkasa mma ne ho, na mmom, deɛ ɔte no na ɔbɛka, na ɔbɛka nneɛma a ɛbɛba no ho nsɛm akyerɛ mo. 14Ɔbɛhyɛ me animuonyam, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔbɛtie asɛm biara a meka no na wabɛka akyerɛ mo. 15Biribiara a mʼAgya wɔ no yɛ me dea. Ɛno enti na mekaa sɛ, Honhom no bɛtie biribiara a meka kyerɛ no, na wabɛka akyerɛ mo no.”

Awerɛhoɔ Ne Anigyeɛ

16“Aka kakra bi morenhunu me, nanso ɛno akyi no, ɛrenkyɛre koraa, mobɛhunu me bio.”

17Asuafoɔ no bi bisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛ, “Yei ase ne sɛn? Ɔreka akyerɛ yɛn sɛ, ‘Aka kakra bi morenhunu me nanso ɛno akyi no, ɛrenkyɛre koraa na moasane ahunu me.’ Ɔsane kaa bio sɛ, ‘Ɛfiri sɛ, merekɔ Agya no nkyɛn.’ ” 18Wɔsane bisaa bio sɛ, “Saa asɛm, ‘aka kakra’ yi aseɛ ne sɛn? Yɛnte deɛ ɔreka yi ase.”

19Yesu hunuu sɛ wɔpɛ sɛ wɔbisa no asɛm a ɔkaeɛ no ase no enti, ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Mekaa sɛ, ‘aka kakra bi morenhunu me, nanso ɛno akyi no, ɛrenkyɛre koraa mobɛhunu me bio’. Yei ne asɛm a monte aseɛ a enti morebisabisa mo ho mo ho yi? 20Mereka nokorɛ akyerɛ mo; mo werɛ bɛho na moasu, nanso ewiasefoɔ ani bɛgye. Mobɛdi awerɛhoɔ nanso mo awerɛhoɔ no bɛdane anigyeɛ. 21Sɛ ɔbaa rebɛwo a, ne werɛ ho, ɛfiri sɛ, nʼamanehunuberɛ aduru so. Nanso, sɛ ɔnya wo a, ne werɛ firi ne yea, ɛfiri sɛ, nʼani gye sɛ wawo onipa aba ewiase. 22Saa ara na ɛte wɔ mo ho. Seesei deɛ, mo werɛ aho. Nanso, mɛhunu mo bio ama mo ani agye na obi rentumi nnye saa anigyeɛ no mfiri mo nsam. 23Sɛ saa da no duru a, moremmisa me biribiara. Mereka nokorɛ akyerɛ mo, Agya no de biribiara a mode me din bɛbisa no bɛma mo. 24Ɛbɛsi saa ɛberɛ yi, momfaa me din mmisaa biribiara da. Mommisa na wɔde bɛma mo na mo anigyeɛ awie pɛyɛ.

Wiase So Nkonimdie

25“Menam abɛbuo mu na maka yeinom akyerɛ mo. Nanso, ɛberɛ bi bɛba a merenkasa abɛbuo mu bio, na mmom, mɛka biribiara a ɛfa Agya no ho no pefee akyerɛ mo. 26Sɛ saa da no duru a, mode me din bɛbisa no biribiara a ɛho hia mo. Menka sɛ me na mɛbisa Agya no ama mo, 27ɛfiri sɛ, Agya no ankasa dɔ mo. Ɔdɔ mo, ɛfiri sɛ, modɔ me na moagye adi sɛ mefiri Onyankopɔn nkyɛn na mebaeɛ. 28Mefiri Agya no nkyɛn na mebaa ewiase; na afei merefiri ewiase akɔ Agya no nkyɛn.”

29Nʼasuafoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Afei deɛ, wokasa pefee ma yɛte wo aseɛ. 30Yɛahunu sɛ wonim biribiara; ɛho nhia sɛ obi bisa wo nsɛm. Yei ama yɛagye adi sɛ wofiri Onyankopɔn nkyɛn.”

31Yesu buaa wɔn sɛ. “Afei deɛ, mogye di? 32Ɛberɛ bi rebɛduru, na mpo aduru dada a mo nyinaa bɛbɔ ahwete na obiara akɔ ne fie na aka me nko. Nanso, ɛrenka me nko ɛfiri sɛ, Agya no ka me ho.

33“Maka yeinom akyerɛ mo na moanya asomdwoeɛ wɔ me mu. Mobɛhunu amane wɔ ewiase. Nanso, monnyina pintinn! Madi ewiase so nkonim!”