New International Version
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."
King James Bible
Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
Darby Bible Translation
Now we know that thou knowest all things, and hast not need that any one should demand of thee. By this we believe that thou art come from God.
World English Bible
Now we know that you know all things, and don't need for anyone to question you. By this we believe that you came forth from God."
Young's Literal Translation
now we have known that thou hast known all things, and hast no need that any one do question thee; in this we believe that from God thou didst come forth.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now are we sure that thou knowest all things - Is not the following the meaning of the disciples? We believe that thou art not only the Messiah who camest out from God, but that thou art that God who searchest the heart and triest the reins, and needest not to be asked in order to make thee acquainted with the necessities of thy creatures; for thou perfectly knowest their wants, and art infinitely disposed to relieve them.
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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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1 Kings 17:24
Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth."
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
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.
In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.
No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."
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