New International Version
I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
King James Bible
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
Darby Bible Translation
I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I leave the world and go to the Father.
World English Bible
I came out from the Father, and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world, and go to the Father."
Young's Literal Translation
I came forth from the Father, and have come to the world; again I leave the world, and go on unto the Father.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I came forth from the Father - With whom I existed from eternity in glory.
Am come into the world - By my incarnation.
I leave the world - By my death.
And go to the Father - By my ascension. These four words contain the whole economy of the Gospel of man's salvation, and a consummate abridgment of the Christian faith. This gave the disciples a key to the whole of our Lord's discourse; and especially to that part, John 16:16, that had so exceedingly embarrassed them, as appears by John 16:17, John 16:18.
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Eversley, third Sunday after Easter. 1862. St John xvi. 16. "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." Divines differ, and, perhaps, have always differed, about the meaning of these words. Some think that our Lord speaks in them of His death and resurrection. Others that He speaks of His ascension and coming again in glory. I cannot decide which is right. I dare not decide. It is a very solemn thing--too solemn …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
May 14 Morning
Peace and victory
Why Christ Speaks
Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.
It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;
but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."
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