16 “I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away. 1 2 They will put you out of 2 the synagogue, 3 yet a time 4 is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God. 5 3 They 6 will do these things because they have not known the Father or me. 7 4 But I have told you these things 8 so that when their time 9 comes, you will remember that I told you about them. 10
“I did not tell you these things from the beginning because I was with you. 11 5 But now I am going to the one who sent me, 12 and not one of you is asking me, ‘Where are you going?’ 13 6 Instead your hearts are filled with sadness 14 because I have said these things to you. 7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate 15 will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he 16 comes, he will prove the world wrong 17 concerning sin and 18 righteousness and 19 judgment – 9 concerning sin, because 20 they do not believe in me; 21 10 concerning righteousness, 22 because 23 I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer; 11 and concerning judgment, 24 because 25 the ruler of this world 26 has been condemned. 27
12 “I have many more things to say to you, 28 but you cannot bear 29 them now. 13 But when he, 30 the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide 31 you into all truth. 32 For he will not speak on his own authority, 33 but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you 34 what is to come. 35 14 He 36 will glorify me, 37 because he will receive 38 from me what is mine 39 and will tell it to you. 40 15 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said the Spirit 41 will receive from me what is mine 42 and will tell it to you. 43 16 In a little while you 44 will see me no longer; again after a little while, you 45 will see me.” 46
17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 47 ‘In a little while you 48 will not see me; again after a little while, you 49 will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 50 18 So they kept on repeating, 51 “What is the meaning of what he says, 52 ‘In a little while’? 53 We do not understand 54 what he is talking about.” 55
19 Jesus could see 56 that they wanted to ask him about these things, 57 so 58 he said to them, “Are you asking 59 each other about this – that I said, ‘In a little while you 60 will not see me; again after a little while, you 61 will see me’? 20 I tell you the solemn truth, 62 you will weep 63 and wail, 64 but the world will rejoice; you will be sad, 65 but your sadness will turn into 66 joy. 21 When a woman gives birth, she has distress 67 because her time 68 has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being 69 has been born into the world. 70 22 So also you have sorrow 71 now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. 72 23 At that time 73 you will ask me nothing. I tell you the solemn truth, 74 whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 75 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive it, 76 so that your joy may be complete.
25 “I have told you these things in obscure figures of speech; 77 a time 78 is coming when I will no longer speak to you in obscure figures, but will tell you 79 plainly 80 about the Father. 26 At that time 81 you will ask in my name, and I do not say 82 that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 83 28 I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, 84 I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” 85
29 His disciples said, “Look, now you are speaking plainly 86 and not in obscure figures of speech! 87 30 Now we know that you know everything 88 and do not need anyone 89 to ask you anything. 90 Because of this 91 we believe that you have come from God.”
31 Jesus replied, 92 “Do you now believe? 32 Look, a time 93 is coming – and has come – when you will be scattered, each one to his own home, 94 and I will be left alone. 95 Yet 96 I am not alone, because my Father 97 is with me. 33 I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, 98 but take courage 99 – I have conquered the world.” 100
17 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he looked upward 1 to heaven 2 and said, “Father, the time 3 has come. Glorify your Son, so that your 4 Son may glorify you – 2 just as you have given him authority over all humanity, 5 so that he may give eternal life to everyone you have given him. 6 3 Now this 7 is eternal life 8 – that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, 9 whom you sent. 4 I glorified you on earth by completing 10 the work you gave me to do. 11 5 And now, Father, glorify me at your side 12 with the glory I had with you before the world was created. 13
6 “I have revealed 14 your name to the men 15 you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, 16 and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed 17 your word. 7 Now they understand 18 that everything 19 you have given me comes from you, 8 because I have given them the words you have given me. They 20 accepted 21 them 22 and really 23 understand 24 that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I am praying 25 on behalf of them. I am not praying 26 on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given me, because they belong to you. 27 10 Everything 28 I have belongs to you, 29 and everything you have belongs to me, 30 and I have been glorified by them. 31 11 I 32 am no longer in the world, but 33 they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them safe 34 in your name 35 that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. 36 12 When I was with them I kept them safe 37 and watched over them 38 in your name 39 that you have given me. Not one 40 of them was lost except the one destined for destruction, 41 so that the scripture could be fulfilled. 42 13 But now I am coming to you, and I am saying these things in the world, so they may experience 43 my joy completed 44 in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, 45 and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, 46 just as I do not belong to the world. 47 15 I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but that you keep them safe 48 from the evil one. 49 16 They do not belong to the world 50 just as I do not belong to the world. 51 17 Set them apart 52 in the truth; your word is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. 53 19 And I set myself apart 54 on their behalf, 55 so that they too may be truly set apart. 56
20 “I am not praying 57 only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe 58 in me through their testimony, 59 21 that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray 60 that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. 22 The glory 61 you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one – 23 I in them and you in me – that they may be completely one, 62 so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, 63 so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world 64 . 25 Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you, and these men 65 know that you sent me. 26 I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, 66 so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them.”
18 When he had said these things, 1 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron Valley. 2 There was an orchard 3 there, and he and his disciples went into it. 2 (Now Judas, the one who betrayed him, knew the place too, because Jesus had met there many times 4 with his disciples.) 5 3 So Judas obtained a squad of soldiers 6 and some officers of the chief priests and Pharisees. 7 They came to the orchard 8 with lanterns 9 and torches and weapons.
4 Then Jesus, because he knew everything that was going to happen to him, 10 came and asked them, “Who are you looking for?” 11 5 They replied, 12 “Jesus the Nazarene.” He told them, “I am he.” (Now Judas, the one who betrayed him, was standing there with them.) 13 6 So when Jesus 14 said to them, “I am he,” they retreated 15 and fell to the ground. 16 7 Then Jesus 17 asked them again, “Who are you looking for?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” 8 Jesus replied, 18 “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for 19 me, let these men 20 go.” 21 9 He said this 22 to fulfill the word he had spoken, 23 “I have not lost a single one of those whom you gave me.” 24
10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, pulled it out and struck the high priest’s slave, 25 cutting off his right ear. 26 (Now the slave’s name was Malchus.) 27 11 But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath! Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?” 28
12 Then the squad of soldiers 29 with their commanding officer 30 and the officers of the Jewish leaders 31 arrested 32 Jesus and tied him up. 33 13 They 34 brought him first to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. 35 14 (Now it was Caiaphas who had advised 36 the Jewish leaders 37 that it was to their advantage that one man die for the people.) 38
15 Simon Peter and another disciple followed them as they brought Jesus to Annas. 39 (Now the other disciple 40 was acquainted with the high priest, and he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard.) 41 16 But Simon Peter was left standing outside by the door. So the other disciple who was acquainted with the high priest came out and spoke to the slave girl who watched the door, 42 and brought Peter inside. 17 The girl 43 who was the doorkeeper said to Peter, “You’re not one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” 44 He replied, 45 “I am not.” 18 (Now the slaves 46 and the guards 47 were standing around a charcoal fire they had made, warming themselves because it was cold. 48 Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.) 49
19 While this was happening, 50 the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. 51 20 Jesus replied, 52 “I have spoken publicly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues 53 and in the temple courts, 54 where all the Jewish people 55 assemble together. I 56 have said nothing in secret. 21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I said. 57 They 58 know what I said.” 22 When Jesus 59 had said this, one of the high priest’s officers who stood nearby struck him on the face and said, 60 “Is that the way you answer the high priest?” 23 Jesus replied, 61 “If I have said something wrong, 62 confirm 63 what is wrong. 64 But if I spoke correctly, why strike me?” 24 Then Annas sent him, still tied up, 65 to Caiaphas the high priest. 66
25 Meanwhile Simon Peter was standing in the courtyard 67 warming himself. They said to him, “You aren’t one of his disciples too, are you?” 68 Peter 69 denied it: “I am not!” 26 One of the high priest’s slaves, 70 a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, 71 said, “Did I not see you in the orchard 72 with him?” 73 27 Then Peter denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed. 74
28 Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the Roman governor’s residence. 75 (Now it was very early morning.) 76 They 77 did not go into the governor’s residence 78 so they would not be ceremonially defiled, but could eat the Passover meal. 29 So Pilate came outside to them and said, “What accusation 79 do you bring against this man?” 80 30 They replied, 81 “If this man 82 were not a criminal, 83 we would not have handed him over to you.” 84
31 Pilate told them, 85 “Take him yourselves and pass judgment on him 86 according to your own law!” 87 The Jewish leaders 88 replied, 89 “We cannot legally put anyone to death.” 90 32 (This happened 91 to fulfill the word Jesus had spoken when he indicated 92 what kind of death he was going to die. 93 )
33 So Pilate went back into the governor’s residence, 94 summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” 95 34 Jesus replied, 96 “Are you saying this on your own initiative, 97 or have others told you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? 98 Your own people 99 and your chief priests handed you over 100 to me. What have you done?”
36 Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would be fighting to keep me from being 101 handed over 102 to the Jewish authorities. 103 But as it is, 104 my kingdom is not from here.” 37 Then Pilate said, 105 “So you are a king!” Jesus replied, “You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to 106 my voice.” 38 Pilate asked, 107 “What is truth?” 108
When he had said this he went back outside to the Jewish leaders 109 and announced, 110 “I find no basis for an accusation 111 against him. 39 But it is your custom that I release one prisoner 112 for you at the Passover. 113 So do you want me to release for you the king of the Jews?” 40 Then they shouted back, 114 “Not this man, 115 but Barabbas!” 116 (Now Barabbas was a revolutionary. 117 ) 118