New Living Translation
Then you will ask in my name. I'm not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf,
King James Bible
At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
Darby Bible Translation
In that day ye shall ask in my name; and I say not to you that I will demand of the Father for you,
World English Bible
In that day you will ask in my name; and I don't say to you, that I will pray to the Father for you,
Young's Literal Translation
'In that day, in my name ye will make request, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:26 At that day ye shall ask - For true knowledge begets prayer. And I say not that I will pray - This in nowise implies that he will not: it means only, The Father himself now loves you, not only because of my intercession, but also because of the faith and love which he hath wrought in you.
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).
When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
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.
At that time you won't need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name.
Now we understand that you know everything, and there's no need to question you. From this we believe that you came from God."
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