John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 16:13

Howbeit, when hee the spirit of trueth is come, he wil guide you into all trueth: For he shall not speake of himselfe: but whatsoeuer he shall heare, that shall he speake, and he will shew you things to come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but what things soever he shall hear, `these' shall he speak: and he shall declare unto you the things that are to come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

However, when he, the Spirit of true knowledge, has come, he will be your guide into all true knowledge: for his words will not come from himself, but whatever has come to his hearing, that he will say: and he will make clear to you the things to come.
- Basic English Bible

But when *he* is come, the Spirit of truth, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but whatsoever he shall hear he shall speak; and he will announce to you what is coming.
- Darby Bible

But, when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all the truth: for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he shall hear, that will he speak: and he will show you things to come.
- Webster's Bible

But when He has come--the Spirit of Truth--He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak as Himself originating what He says, but all that He hears He will speak, and He will make known the future to you.
- Weymouth Bible

However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.
- World English Bible

But whanne thilke spirit of treuthe cometh, he schal teche you al trewthe; for he schal not speke of hym silf, but what euer thinges he schal here, he schal speke; and he schal telle to you tho thingis that ben to come.
- Wycliffe Bible

and when He may come -- the Spirit of truth -- He will guide you to all the truth, for He will not speak from Himself, but as many things as He will hear He will speak, and the coming things He will tell you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 16:13

Wesley's Notes for John 16:13


16:13 When he is come - It is universally allowed that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost dwell in all believers. And the internal agency of the Holy Ghost is generally admitted. That of the Father and the Son, as represented in this Gospel, deserves our deepest consideration.


People's Bible Notes for John 16:13


Joh 16:13 When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth. He is about to go away and his own personal teachings will be ended, but those things that he desires them to know will be taught them still. The Spirit of truth will guide them into all truth.

Discussion for John 16:13

  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on John 16:13
    Hello Carol,

    As Chris explained Ghost and Spirit are the same thing. As in the KJV Bible for the word Ghost, used over 90 times, and the word Spirit, used over 280 times, it is the same Greek word. The word "pnuema" meaning a current or "breadth" of air or figuratively a "spirit".

    Just so you know. God Bless.
  • Chris - in Reply on John 16:13
    Do you believe that man has been making this change? When did this happen, since both the Holy Ghost & Holy Spirit are mentioned throughout Scripture? Or, maybe you sense that the 'Spirit' is in wider use than 'Ghost'? The word "Ghost" means 'Spirit' as you know, so it should not be a problem when either Name is used. What does trouble me, is the wide use of 'Holy' & being associated with other things, e.g. Holy cow/smoke/mackerel/Moses, etc. I do get quite disturbed by this. Do you?
  • Alex on John 16:13
    Alex comments about this John 16 : 13 Buts its simply b/c that the H.G. has to be born in us thus he is our spritual Child,our new innerman that is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the Father thus he cannot speak of himself untill he is of age but everything the FATHER shows him he will make known unto us .Now the heir as long he is a Child differs nothin from a servant THO he be LORD OF ALL thats the H.G. which is the Child simply b/c he has to be born in US from the seed of the sower which is the living word of God. Thats y he cannot speak of himself he is only a child when we are bornagain . Thats y Jesus was saying whosoever receiveth one such child in my Name RECEIVETH ME . Impling Jesus is the Father of the H.G. simply b/c the H.G. is gonna be born in humanity via the seed of Christ which is the living word,he that soweth that good seed is the son of man Jesus ,and he propagates after the God kind thats y he said that which is born of the spirit is spirit which is the H.G. spirit as God is spirit .But thats y the H.G cannot speak of himself he is a baby Christ . Thats y Paul said as we have borne the image of the earthy we must also bear the image of the heavenly which is a baby Christ the H.G. THE kINGDOM OF GOD, Remember unless ya receive the kingdom as a lil Child etc impling a heavenly birth via that good seed . The God head is just like abraham issac and jacob Father son and granson which is gonna initaites the Israel of God which answers to the great Promise of multiplcation of Christ seed AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN . Ya gotta realize there wd have neva been a natural Israel without this abraham issac and jacob scenario father son and granson that became as the sands of the seas The earthy PROMISE which was a metaphor for the heavenly PROMISE, The Israel of GOD which are spirits the H.G plural. A much greater ISRAEL then abrahams ISRAEL. The Abrahamic Promise was Good but the Christ Promise is Eternal life a KINGDOM in our hearts .
  • John madden on John 16:13
    He will guide us into all truth ..not some All...
  • Becky on John 16:13
    Nope Naser that is not it at all, this is a book of the BIble not a book of the Quran. This entire book speaks about Jesus, his life and his being the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Messiah. Muhammad was a non believer.
  • Kimberley on John 16:13
    The question is about john 16 13.why Not speak of himself,if truth is about him
  • Naser Fahad Jinnah on John 16:13
    The Sprit of Truth, spoken about in this prophecy referes to none other than Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


 

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