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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.”

Knijga O Kristu

Ivan 16:1-33

1To sam vam rekao da ne biste otpali od vjere. 2Jer će vas izopćivati iz sinagoga i doći će vrijeme kad će svatko tko vas bude ubijao misliti da služi Bogu. 3A to će činiti zato što nikada nisu upoznali ni Oca ni mene. 4To vam govorim sada da biste se, kad se to dogodi, sjetili kako sam vas upozorio. Nisam vam govorio prije jer sam znao da ću biti s vama još neko vrijeme.”

Sveti Duh na djelu

5“Ali sad odlazim onomu koji me je poslao, a nitko od vas nije me ni upitao kamo idem. 6Umjesto toga se žalostite zato što sam vam to rekao. 7No za vas je uistinu bolje da ja odem jer ako ja ne odem, neće vam doći Utješitelj16:7 Ili: Savjetnik, Pomagač, Hrabritelj, Zastupnik.. Ako pak odem, poslat ću ga k vama. 8Kad dođe, on će dokazati svijetu zabludu s obzirom na grijeh, pravednost i sud. 9Ljudi svijeta su u grijehu jer ne vjeruju u mene. 10Moju će pravednost potvrditi Otac tako što će me uzdignuti na mjesto slave, gdje me više nećete vidjeti; 11sud dolazi zato što je knez ovoga svijeta već osuđen.

12Toliko toga bih vam još imao reći, ali sada to ne biste mogli podnijeti. 13Kad dođe Duh Istine, uputit će vas u cjelokupnu istinu. On neće iznositi vlastite misli, nego će vam prenijeti ono što je čuo. Objavit će vam i ono što će se dogoditi. 14On će me proslaviti otkrivajući vam ono što primi od mene. 15Sve što ima Otac, moje je. Zato kažem da će vam otkriti ono što primi od mene.”

Tuga će se pretvoriti u radost

16“Još samo malo pa ću otići i više me nećete vidjeti. No malo zatim ponovno ćete me vidjeti.”

Žalost i radost

17Učenici su pitali jedni druge: “Kako on to misli: ‘Nećete me vidjeti, a onda ćete me opet vidjeti’? I što želi reći kad kaže: ‘Odlazim Ocu’? 18Što znači: ‘Još samo malo’? Ne razumijemo to.”

19Isus je shvatio da ga žele to pitati, pa reče: “Pitate se među sobom na što sam mislio kad sam rekao: ‘Još samo malo pa ću otići i više me nećete vidjeti, no malo zatim vidjet ćete me ponovno’? 20Zaista vam kažem, svijet će se veseliti zbog onoga što će mi se dogoditi, a vi ćete plakati i jadikovati. Ali vaša će se žalost preokrenuti u radost. 21Bit će to kao i sa ženom u trudovima—žalosna je dok rađa, ali kad se dijete rodi, radosna je što je donijela novu osobu na svijet pa zaboravlja bolove koje je pretrpjela. 22Tako je i s vama, sad se žalostite, ali ću vas opet vidjeti i razveselit ćete mi se; te vam radosti nitko neće moći uskratiti. 23U taj dan ništa me nećete tražiti. Zaista vam kažem, zamolite li što Oca u moje ime, dat će vam. 24Dosad niste ništa molili u moje ime. Molite i primit ćete, da vaša radost bude potpuna.

25O tomu sam vrlo oprezno govorio, u prispodobama, ali će doći vrijeme kad to više neće biti potrebno i kada ću vam otvoreno govoriti o Ocu. 26Tada ćete njemu iznijeti svoje molbe u moje ime. Ne kažem da ću ja moliti za vas 27jer vas sâm Otac žarko voli zato što ste vi mene voljeli i vjerovali da sam došao od Oca. 28Da, izišao sam od Oca i došao na svijet, a otići ću s ovoga svijeta i vratiti se Ocu.”

29“Sada otvoreno govoriš,” rekoše njegovi učenici, “a ne u zagonetkama. 30Sada shvaćamo da sve znaš i da ti nitko ne mora ništa reći.16:30 Ili: da te nitko ne mora ništa pitati Zato vjerujemo da si izišao od Boga.”

31“Vjerujete li zaista?” odgovori im Isus. 32“No dolazi vrijeme, i već je tu, kad ćete se razbježati svaki na svoju stranu, a mene ćete ostaviti samoga. Ipak neću biti sam jer Otac je sa mnom. 33Sve sam vam to rekao da u meni imate mir. Ovdje na zemlji imat ćete nevolje, ali ohrabrite se, ja sam pobijedio svijet!”