16 "A s little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, t because I go to the Father." 17 Then some of His disciples said among themselves, "What is this that He says to us, 'A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, 'because I go to the Father'?" 18 They said therefore, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not 1 know what He is saying." 19 Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, "Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, 'A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'? 20 "Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and u lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into v joy. 21 w "A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 "Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and x your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. 23 "And in that day you will ask Me nothing. y Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 "Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, z that your joy may be a full.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.