New Living Translation
For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God.
King James Bible
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
Darby Bible Translation
They shall put you out of the synagogues; but the hour is coming that every one who kills you will think to render service to God;
World English Bible
They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
Young's Literal Translation
out of the synagogues they will put you; but an hour doth come, that every one who hath killed you, may think to offer service unto God;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:2 The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think he doth God service - But, blessed be God, the time is so far past, that those who bear the name of Christ do not now generally suppose they do him service by killing each other for a difference in opinion or mode of worship.
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. …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
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).
Hear this message from the LORD, all you who tremble at his words: "Your own people hate you and throw you out for being loyal to my name. 'Let the LORD be honored!' they scoff. 'Be joyful in him!' But they will be put to shame.
"Wise leaders will give instruction to many, but these teachers will die by fire and sword, or they will be jailed and robbed.
"Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers.
What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man.
Jesus replied, "Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem.
But the time is coming--indeed it's here now--when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who had announced that anyone saying Jesus was the Messiah would be expelled from the synagogue.
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