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John 16:26

    John 16:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    At that day you shall ask in my name: and I say not to you, that I will pray the Father for you:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In that day you will make requests in my name: and I do not say that I will make prayer to the Father for you,

    Webster's Revision

    In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray 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,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you;

    Clarke's Commentary on John 16:26

    I say not unto you that I will pray the Father for you - I need not tell you that I will continue your intercessor: I have given you already so many proofs of my love that ye cannot possibly doubt this: besides, the Father himself needs no entreaty to do you good, for he loves you, and is graciously disposed to save you to the uttermost, because ye have loved me and believed in me as coming from God, for the salvation of the world.

    Barnes' Notes on John 16:26

    I say not unto you that I will pray ... - In John 14:16, Jesus says that he would pray the Father, and that he would send the Comforter. In John 17 he offered a memorable prayer for them. In Hebrews 7:25, it is said that Jesus ever liveth to make intercession for us; and it is constantly represented in the New Testament that it is by his intercession in heaven now that we obtain the blessings of pardon, peace, strength, and salvation. Compare Hebrews 9:24. This declaration of Jesus, then, does not mean that he would not intercede for them, but that there was no need then of his mentioning it to them again. They knew that; and, in addition to that, he told them that God was ready and willing to confer on them all needful blessings.

    Wesley's Notes on John 16:26

    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.