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New International Version
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;
New Living Translation
Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.
English Standard Version
concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer;
Berean Standard Bible
in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me;
Berean Literal Bible
and concerning righteousness, because I go away to the Father and you behold Me no more;
King James Bible
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
New King James Version
of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;
New American Standard Bible
and regarding righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you no longer are going to see Me;
and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me;
and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold Me;
about righteousness [personal integrity and godly character], because I am going to My Father and you will no longer see Me;
Christian Standard Bible
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me;
Holman Christian Standard Bible
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me;
American Standard Version
of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more;
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Concerning righteousness, because I will go to my Father's presence and you will not see me again;”
Contemporary English Version
They are wrong about God's justice, because I am going to the Father, and you won't see me again.
And of justice: because I go to the Father; and you shall see me no longer.
Good News Translation
they are wrong about what is right, because I am going to the Father and you will not see me any more;
International Standard Version
of righteousness, because I'm going to the Father and you will no longer see me;
Literal Standard Version
and concerning righteousness, because I go away to My Father, and you behold Me no more;
New American Bible
righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me;
concerning righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer;
New Revised Standard Version
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will see me no longer;
New Heart English Bible
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, and you won't see me any more;
Weymouth New Testament
of righteousness, because I am going to the Father, and you will no longer see me;
World English Bible
about righteousness, because I am going to my Father, and you won't see me any more;
Young's Literal Translation
and concerning righteousness, because unto my Father I go away, and no more do ye behold me;
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Promise of the Holy Spirit
…9in regard to sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me; 11and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world has been condemned.…
So Jesus said, "I am with you only a little while longer, and then I am going to the One who sent Me.
Now, however, I am going to Him who sent Me; yet none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?'
I came from the Father and entered the world. In turn, I will leave the world and go to the Father."
You rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.
Which of the prophets did your fathers fail to persecute? They even killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One. And now you are His betrayers and murderers--
For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead."
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit,
Treasury of Scripture
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more;
Isaiah 42:21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
Isaiah 45:24,25 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed…
Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth…
John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
John 5:32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
Of righteousness, because I go to my Father.--In the conviction of sin, the world is convinced of its own sin by the Spirit's representation of Christ to it. That representation of Christ brings also the conviction of righteousness, but this is the righteousness of Christ, not that of the world. The conviction of Christ's righteousness necessarily precedes that of the heart's own sin. The light makes the darkness visible, and the revelation of the darkness shows the clearness of the light. The special reason of the conviction of righteousness is the resurrection and ascension of our Lord. Men had called Him a sinner (John 9:24), and His crucifixion was the world's assertion that He was a malefactor (John 18:30); but even when He was hanging upon the cross there came to the centurion's mind the conviction, "Truly this Man was innocent" (see Luke 23:47); and moreover His return to the Father was Heaven's witness to His righteousness. For the way in which this conviction was brought home to the hearts of the Apostles, and through them to the hearts of mankind, comp. especially Acts 2:27; Acts 2:31; Acts 2:36-37. See also Acts 3:14; Acts 7:52; 1Peter 3:18; 1John 2:1; 1John 2:29; 1John 3:7. . . . Verse 10. - In respect of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and ye behold me no more. Not merely that the world will be led to form a new conception of righteousness, seeing that God has exalted him whom they have condemned as a malefactor, - that would really, with Lucke and Meyer, limit this "righteousness" to a judgment concerning the guiltlessness of Christ; nor can we, with Luther, etc., regard it as equivalent to the δικαιοσύνη of Romans 1:17, the righteous attribute and righteous process by which God is able to treat as righteous those who believe. This is the only place in the Gospel where the word occurs, and it can scarcely bear the technical significance of the great theological discussions with which it was afterwards associated. Schaff has called attention to the Vulgate translation justitia, which is represented in the Rheims English Version by "justice," and reminds us how Archdeacon Hare urges that "righteousness" and "justice" correspond to the entire theology of the Protestant and Romanist Churches. The Protestant sees in "righteousness" an ideal never reached by the human will in its own strength; the Romanist, by the term "justice," embodies itself in outward acts. The idea of righteousness involves the demand for purity; the idea of justice, one for cleanness. But seeing that Christ had all along called urgent attention to the fact that that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God, and that the righteousness of his kingdom must exceed "the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees," it becomes clear that his exaltation to the right hand of the Father would exhibit God's ideal of righteousness; and by the aid of the Holy Spirit working through the word of the apostles, the world's view of these things would be utterly subverted, the world would be silenced, convicted of being utterly in the wrong in its idea of righteousness as well as in its judgment upon the nature of sin. The idea of righteousness will be expanded and transfigured; the idea of sin will be deepened and intensified and brought home. Stier has, with great eloquence and power, pressed the other view, which makes the ἐλέγχος of the Holy Ghost nothing short of this - that there is no other righteousness for men than the righteousness of God in Christ and the righteousness of Christ before God. Notice, nevertheless, the occasions on which the world was brought to recognize the triumph of Christ's righteousness and confusion of its own prejudices (Acts 2:27, 31; Acts 3:14; Acts 7:52).
Parallel Commentaries ...
Greekin regard to
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.
I am going
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.
you will no longer see
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
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