New Living Translation
And what does he mean by 'a little while'? We don't understand."
King James Bible
They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.
Darby Bible Translation
They said therefore, What is this which he says of the little while? We do not know of what he speaks.
World English Bible
They said therefore, "What is this that he says, 'A little while?' We don't know what he is saying."
Young's Literal Translation
they said then, 'What is this he saith -- the little while? we have not known what he saith.'
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LibraryAugust 15. "He Will Guide You into all Truth" (John xvi. 13).
"He will guide you into all truth" (John xvi. 13). The Holy Ghost does not come to give us extraordinary manifestations, but to give its life and light, and the nearer we come to Him, the more simple will His illumination and leading be. He comes to "guide us into all truth." He comes to shed light upon our own hearts, and to show us ourselves. He comes to reveal Christ, to give, and then to illumine, the Holy Scriptures, and to make Divine realities vivid and clear to our spiritual apprehension. …
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October 29. "Whatsoever Ye Shall Ask the Father in My Name, He Will Give it You" (John xvi. 23).
March 5. "I have Overcome the World" (John xvi. 33).
Some of the disciples asked each other, "What does he mean when he says, 'In a little while you won't see me, but then you will see me,' and 'I am going to the Father'?
Jesus realized they wanted to ask him about it, so he said, "Are you asking yourselves what I meant? I said in a little while you won't see me, but a little while after that you will see me again.
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