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16"A little while, and you will see me no more; again a little while, and you will see me."Sorrow Will Turn into Joy Jn.16.16-24
17Some of his disciples said to one another, "What is this that he says to us, 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'; and, 'because I go to the Father'?" 
18They said, "What does he mean by 'a little while'? We do not know what he means." 
19Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him; so he said to them, "Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, 'A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me'? 
20Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 
21When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child Greek: a human being is born into the world. 
22So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 
23In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. 
24Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. 

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