John 16:  Selected Verses

“I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God.  And they will do this because they have not known the Father or me. But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I warned you about them.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. But now I am going to him who sent me. It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.