New American Standard Bible
"A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me."
King James 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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
A little while, and you will not see me. Again a little while, and you will see me."
Young's Literal Translation
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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A little while - His death would occur in a short time. It took place the next day. See John 14:19.
Ye shall not see me - That is, he would be concealed from their view in the tomb.
And again a little while - After three days he would rise again and appear to their view.
Because I go ... - Because it is a part of the plan that I should ascend to God, it is necessary that I should rise from the grave, and then you will see me, and have evidence that I am still your Friend. Compare John 7:33. Here are three important events foretold for the consolation of the disciples; yet they were stated in such a manner that, in their circumstances and with their prejudices, it appeared difficult to understand him.
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Do ye now believe?--JOHN 16:31. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? Faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead.--Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Ye see then how that …
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Therefore Jesus said, "For a little while longer I am with you, then I go to Him who sent Me.
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
"After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
Some of His disciples then said to one another, "What is this thing He is telling 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 '?"
"Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
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