Passage: John 15:23-16:14 (RSV)

John 15

23He who hates me hates my Father also.
24If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
25It is to fulfil the word that is written in their law, `They hated me without a cause.'
26But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me;
27and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John 16

1"I have said all this to you to keep you from falling away.
2They will put you out of the synagogues; indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
3And they will do this because they have not known the Father, nor me.
4But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you of them. "I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
5But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?'
6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts.
7Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
8And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;
10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more;
11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12"I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

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