John 16:18
Good News Translation
What does this 'a little while' mean? We don't know what he is talking about!"

Contemporary English Version
What is this 'little while' that he is talking about? We don't know what he means."

Douay-Rheims Bible
They said therefore: What is this that he saith, A little while? We know not what he speaketh.

New American Bible
So they said, “What is this ‘little while’ [of which he speaks]? We do not know what he means.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They said therefore: What is this that he saith, A little while? We know not what he speaketh.

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Matthew 16:9-11 Do you not yet understand, neither do you remember the five loaves among five thousand men, and how many baskets you took up? . . .

Luke 24:25 Then he said to them: O foolish and slow of heart to believe in all things, Which the prophets have spoken.

Hebrews 5:12 For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat.

Context
Grief to Joy
17Then some of his disciples said one to another: What is this that he saith to us: A little while, and you shall not see me: and again a little while, and you shall see me, and, Because I go to the Father? 18They said therefore: What is this that he saith, A little while? We know not what he speaketh. 19And Jesus knew that they had a mind to ask him. And he said to them: Of this do you inquire among yourselves, because I said: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me?…
Cross References
John 16:17
Then some of his disciples said one to another: What is this that he saith to us: A little while, and you shall not see me: and again a little while, and you shall see me, and, Because I go to the Father?

John 16:19
And Jesus knew that they had a mind to ask him. And he said to them: Of this do you inquire among yourselves, because I said: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me?

Additional Translations
They kept asking, “Why is He saying, ‘a little while’? We do not understand what He is saying.”

Therefore they were saying, "What is this that He says, 'a little while'? We do not know what He is saying."

They said therefore, What is this that he said, A little while? we cannot tell what he said.

They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? We know not what he saith.

They said therefore, What is this which he says [of] the little while? We do not know [of] what he speaks.

They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? We know not what he saith.

They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

So they asked one another repeatedly, "What can that 'little while' mean which He speaks of? We do not understand His words."

They said therefore, "What is this that he says, 'A little while?' We don't know what he is saying."

they said then, 'What is this he saith -- the little while? we have not known what he saith.'
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