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John 16:32


Look, a time 1  is coming – and has come – when you will be scattered, each one to his own home, 2  and I will be left alone. 3  Yet 4  I am not alone, because my Father 5  is with me.


Isa 50:6-9; Zec 13:7; Mt 26:31,56; Mr 14:27,50; Joh 4:21,23; Joh 5:25,28; Joh 8:16,29; Joh 12:23; Joh 14:10,11; Joh 20:10; Ac 8:1; 2Ti 4:16,17

NET © Notes

tn Grk “an hour.”

tn Grk “each one to his own”; the word “home” is not in the Greek text but is implied. The phrase “each one to his own” may be completed in a number of different ways: “each one to his own property”; “each one to his own family”; or “each one to his own home.” The last option seems to fit most easily into the context and so is used in the translation.

sn The proof of Jesus’ negative evaluation of the disciples’ faith is now given: Jesus foretells their abandonment of him at his arrest, trials, and crucifixion (I will be left alone). This parallels the synoptic accounts in Matt 26:31 and Mark 14:27 when Jesus, after the last supper and on the way to Gethsemane, foretold the desertion of the disciples as a fulfillment of Zech 13:7: “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.” Yet although the disciples would abandon Jesus, he reaffirmed that he was not alone, because the Father was still with him.

tn Grk “And” (but with some contrastive force).

tn Grk “the Father.”

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