Main point summary
Christ death and resurrections is the assurance of our everlasting joy.
a “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and b again a little while, and you will see me.”
Because Jesus said: In a little while , You are not going to see me; And then again, in a little while, You are going to see me.
In a little while you 44 will see me no longer; again after a little while, you 45 will see me.” 46
So c some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, d ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, e ‘because I am going to the Father’?”
It prompts some of his disciples to say to one another, What is this that He says to us, Namely "A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me; And "because I'm going to the Father?"
Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is the meaning of what he is saying, 47 ‘In a little while you 48 will not see me; again after a little while, you 49 will see me,’ and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 50
So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’?
Moreover , they keep on talking, and asking what Jesus meant in "in a little while"
So they kept on repeating, 51 “What is the meaning of what he says, 52 ‘In a little while’? 53
f We do not know what he is talking about.”
Because they do not understand what Jesus is talking about.
We do not understand 54 what he is talking about.” 55
g Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him,
Because Jesus could see that the disciples wanted to ask him about the things that he said earlier,
Jesus could see 56 that they wanted to ask him about these things, 57
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’?
it prompts him to say this to his disciple "are you asking each other about what I mean when I said this, that ‘In a little while, you will not see me; again after a little while, you will see me’?
so 58 he said to them, “Are you asking 59 each other about this - that I said, ‘In a little while you 60 will not see me; again after a little while, you 61 will see me’?
Truly, truly, I say to you, h you will weep and lament,
I will tell you this , and this is the truth:
I tell you the solemn truth, 62
you will lament
you will weep 63 and wail, 64
but i the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful,
but the world will not lament
but the world will rejoice;
Though you will be sad
you will be sad, 65
but j your sorrow will turn into joy.
however your sadness will turn into joy
but your sadness will turn into 66 joy.
k When a woman is giving birth,
Just like a woman who's about to give birth
When a woman gives birth,
she has sorrow
although she has distress, and felt the painful labor
she has distress 67
because her hour has come,
because the time has come for her child to be born
because her time 68 has come,
but when she has delivered the baby,
but when her child has come out of this world
but when her child is born,
she no longer remembers the anguish,
she no longer remembers the pain and sufferings she went through
she no longer remembers the suffering
for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
all because she felt so much joy now that she is now with her baby.
because of her joy that a human being 69 has been born into the world. 70
l So also you have sorrow now,
This is what I mean, though you have sorrow now
So also you have sorrow 71 now,
but m I will see you again, and n your hearts will rejoice,
but I will see you again,
but I will see you again,
then you will be glad and will rejoice.
and your hearts will rejoice,
and no one will take your joy from you.
and finally , no one will take your joy away from you.
and no one will take your joy away from you . 72
This refers to 20b-22.
because the disciples were asking to each other what Jesus' meant about what he said, this is Jesus' response to them. He tells them what he meant in what he said
Then Jesus answered their question by giving comparison, in order for them to understand more clearly on what he meant.
And then Jesus finally interprets what he means. That is- though you have sorrow now, but he will see us again, and when that happens the joy that we will experience will never be taken away from us.
Something will happen and the people will have 2 responses to this event: Others will lament and others will rejoice. or maybe negative-positive you will lament but the world will not lament so the positive will be the main point that's why in the next verses he's just talking about them being sad.
If Christ is our joy now, then being away from Him as of the moment is a sorrow for us. Christ is giving not only his disciple but also us who reads his word now, the encouragement to endure for the greater joy that we are yet to experience. A joy that no one can take whether in this life or in the afterlife. A joy everlasting because our object of joy is an everlasting God.