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.”
1“Ine ndakuwuzani zonsezi kuti musadzakhumudwe. 2Iwo adzakuchotsani mʼsunagoge mwawo. Kunena zoona, nthawi ikubwera imene aliyense amene adzakuphani adzaganiza kuti akutumikira Mulungu. 3Iwo adzachita zoterozo chifukwa sanadziwe Atate kapena Inenso. 4Ine ndakuwuzani izi kuti nthawi ikadzafika mudzakumbukire kuti Ine ndinakuchenjezani kale. Ine sindinakuwuzeni izi poyamba paja chifukwa ndinali nanu.”
Ntchito ya Mzimu Woyera
5“Tsopano Ine ndikupita kwa Iye amene anandituma koma palibe wina mwa inu akundifunsa kuti, ‘Kodi mukupita kuti?’ 6Muli ndi chisoni kwambiri chifukwa ndakuwuzani zimene. 7Komatu ndakuwuzani zoona. Ine ndikuti kuli bwino kwa inu kuti ndichoke. Ngati sindichoka, Nkhosweyo sidzabwera kwa inu, koma ngati Ine ndipita, ndidzamutumiza kwa inu. 8Iye akabwera, adzatsutsa dziko lapansi za uchimo, zachilungamo ndi zachiweruzo. 9Za uchimo, chifukwa anthu sakhulupirira Ine. 10Za chilungamo, chifukwa Ine ndi kupita kwa Atate, kumene simudzandionanso. 11Za chiweruzo, chifukwa wolamulira dziko lino lapansi waweruzidwa tsopano.
12“Ine ndili ndi zambiri zoti ndiyankhule nanu, koma simungathe kuzilandira tsopano. 13Koma pamene Iye, Mzimu wachoonadi, abwera, adzakutsogolerani mʼchoonadi chonse. Iye sadzayankhula mwa Iye yekha, adzayankhula zokhazo zimene wamva ndipo Iye adzakuwuzani zimene zikubwera. 14Iye adzalemekeza Ine chifukwa adzatenga za Ine nadzakudziwitsani. 15Zonse za Atate ndi zanga. Ichi nʼchifukwa chake Ine ndanena kuti Mzimu Woyera adzatenga kwa Ine zanga kuti muzidziwe.”
Chisoni cha Ophunzira Chisandulika Chimwemwe
16Yesu anapitiriza kuyankhula kuti, “Mwa kanthawi kochepa, simudzandionanso, ndipo patatha nthawi pangʼono mudzandionanso.”
17Ena a ophunzira ake anati kwa wina ndi mnzake, “Kodi Iye akutanthauza chiyani ponena kuti, ‘Mwa kanthawi kochepa, simudzandionanso,’ ndi ‘ndipo patatha nthawi pangʼono mudzandionanso,’ ndiponso ‘chifukwa ndikupita kwa Atate?’ ” 18Iwo anapitiriza kufunsana kuti, “Kodi akutanthauza chiyani, ‘kanthawi kochepa?’ Ife sitikumvetsetsa chimene Iye akuyankhula.”
19Yesu anadziwa kuti ankafuna kuti amufunse za zimenezi, choncho anawafunsa kuti, “Kodi mukufunsana wina ndi mnzake chimene Ine ndimatanthauza pamene ndinati, ‘Mwa kanthawi kochepa simudzandionanso,’ ndi ‘patatha nthawi pangʼono mudzandionanso?’ 20Zoonadi, Ine ndikukuwuzani kuti inu mudzalira ndi kubuma pomwe dziko lapansi lidzakhale likukondwera. Inu mudzamva chisoni, koma chisoni chanu chidzasandulika chimwemwe. 21Mayi akamabereka mwana amamva ululu chifukwa nthawi yake yafika; koma mwana wake akabadwa amayiwala ululu wake chifukwa cha chimwemwe chake chakuti mwana wabadwa mʼdziko lapansi. 22Chimodzimodzinso ndi inu. Tsopano ino ndi nthawi yanu yomva chisoni, koma Ine ndidzakuonaninso ndipo inu mudzasangalala, ndipo palibe amene adzachotsa chimwemwe chanu. 23Tsiku limenelo inu simudzandipemphanso kalikonse. Ine ndikukuwuzani zoona kuti Atate anga adzakupatsani chilichonse chimene mudzapempha mʼdzina langa. 24Mpaka tsopano simunapemphe kalikonse mʼdzina langa. Pemphani ndipo mudzalandira, ndipo chimwemwe chanu chidzakhala chathunthu.
25“Ngakhale ndakhala ndikuyankhula mʼmafanizo, nthawi ikubwera imene Ine sindidzagwiritsanso ntchito mafanizo otere koma ndidzakuwuzani momveka za Atate anga. 26Tsiku limenelo inu mudzapempha mʼdzina langa. Ine sindikunena kuti ndidzapempha Atate mʼmalo mwanu ayi. 27Atate mwini anakukondani chifukwa inu mwandikonda Ine ndipo mwakhulupirira kuti Ine ndinabwera kuchokera kwa Atate. 28Ine ndinabwera kuchokera kwa Atate ndi kulowa mʼdziko lapansi. Tsopano ndikulisiya dziko lapansi kubwerera kwa Atate.”
29Kenaka ophunzira ake anati, “Tsopano mukuyankhula momveka bwino ndi mopanda mafanizo. 30Tsopano ife tikuona kuti Inu mumadziwa zinthu zonse ndi kuti sipafunika wina aliyense kukufunsani. Mwa ichi ife takhulupirira kuti Inu munachokera kwa Mulungu.”
31Yesu anawafunsa kuti, “Kodi tsopano mwakhulupirira?” 32Koma nthawi ikubwera ndipo yafika, pamene inu mudzabalalitsidwa, aliyense ku nyumba yake. Inu mudzandisiya ndekhandekha. Koma Ine sindili ndekha, pakuti Atate anga ali nane.
33“Ine ndakuwuzani izi kuti mwa Ine mukhale nawo mtendere. Mʼdziko lapansi mudzakhala nawo mavuto. Koma limbikani mtima! Ine ndaligonjetsa dziko lapansi.”