John 16:16

A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A litle while, and ye shall not see me: and againe a litle while, & ye shall see me: because I goe to the Father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A little while, and ye behold me no more; and again a little while, and ye shall see me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

After a little time you will see me no longer; and then again, after a little time, you will see me.
- Basic English Bible

A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me, [because I go away to the Father].
- Darby Bible

A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
- Webster's Bible

A little while and you see me no more, and again a little while and you shall see me.
- Weymouth Bible

A little while, and you will not see me. Again a little while, and you will see me."
- World English Bible

A litil, and thanne ye schulen not se me; and eftsoone a litil, and ye schulen se me, for Y go to the fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

a little while, and ye do not behold me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go away unto the Father.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 16:16


16:16 A little while and ye shall not see me - When I am buried: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me - When I am risen: because I go to my Father - I die and rise again, in order to ascend to my Father.


People's Bible Notes for John 16:16


Joh 16:16,17 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me. On the morrow he would die, be buried, and for "a little while" they would not see him; then he would rise, and for another "little while", a space of forty days before "he went to his Father", they would see him while he remained on the earth. When he ascended to his Father, they, in a spiritual sense, would "see him coming in the kingdom of God" (Mt 16:28).

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