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John 16:29-31 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

29 His disciples said, “Behold, now you are speaking plainly[a] and are telling us[b] no figurative saying! 30 Now we know that you know everything and do not need for[c] anyone to ask you questions.[d] By this we believe that you have come from God.”

31 Jesus replied to them, “Now do you believe?


  1. John 16:29 Literally “with plainness”
  2. John 16:29 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  3. John 16:30 Literally “have need that”
  4. John 16:30 *Here the word “questions” is not in the Greek text but is implied
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John 16:29-31 New International Version (NIV)

29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. 30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”

31 “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied.

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