New International Version
They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.
King James Bible
And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
Darby Bible Translation
and these things they will do because they have not known the Father nor me.
World English Bible
They will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.
Young's Literal Translation
and these things they will do to you, because they did not know the Father, nor me.
John 16:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Because they have not known the Father - See on John 15:25 (note). Ignorance of the benevolence of God, and of the philanthropy of Christ, is the grand fountain whence all religious persecution and intolerance proceed.
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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 …
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Why Christ Speaks
Then they asked him, "Where is your father?" "You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also."
Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.
"Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
1 John 2:23
No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
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