John 16:28
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

came.

John 8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know from where I came, and where I go...

John 13:1,3 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world to the Father...

I leave.

John 16:5,16 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asks me, Where go you...

John 14:28 You have heard how I said to you, I go away, and come again to you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said...

John 17:5,11,13 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was...

Luke 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Acts 1:9-11 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight...

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Presence in Absence
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
The fellowship of His sufferings.--PHI. 3:10. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.--In the world ye shall have tribulation.--Because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none.--At my
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Peace and victory
'These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.'--JOHN xvi. 33. So end these wonderful discourses, and so ends our Lord's teaching before His passion. He gathers up in one mighty word the total intention of these sweet and deep sayings which we have so long been pondering together. He sketches in broad outline the continual characteristics of the disciples' life, and closes all with the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

Why Christ Speaks
'These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor Me. But these things have I told you, that, when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go My way to Him that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

Cross References
John 8:14
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.

John 8:42
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.

John 13:1
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.

John 13:3
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;

John 16:5
but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'

John 16:10
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;

John 16:30
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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