Where are you going? (Jn 16:5-16:5)

“But now

I am going to him

Who sent me.

Yet none of you asks me,

‘Where are you going?’”

νῦν δὲ ὑπάγω πρὸς τὸν πέμψαντά με, καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐξ ὑμῶν ἐρωτᾷ με Ποῦ ὑπάγεις;

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that now he was going (νῦν δὲ ὑπάγω) to him who had sent him (πρὸς τὸν πέμψαντά με).  Yet none of them (καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐξ ὑμῶν) asked him (ἐρωτᾷ με) where he was going (Ποῦ ὑπάγεις)?  Actually, the apostles Peter and Thomas had asked him this precise question earlier in this work.  In 13:36, Simon Peter (Σίμων Πέτρος) asked Jesus (Λέγει αὐτῷ), calling him Lord (Κύριε), where he was going (ποῦ ὑπάγεις)?  Jesus (Ἰησοῦς) answered (ἀπεκρίθη) him by saying that where he was going (Ὅπου ὑπάγω), Peter could not follow him now (οὐ δύνασαί μοι νῦν ἀκολουθῆσαι).  However, he would follow him later (ἀκολουθήσεις δὲ ὕστερον).  Peter and Jesus get into a conversation about whether Peter could follow Jesus.  Peter was respectful as usual.  However, he wanted to know where Jesus was going and why he could not come with him now.  Jesus responded that he could come later, but not now.  In chapter 14:5, Thomas asked Jesus (Λέγει αὐτῷ), calling him Lord (Κύριε).  He said that they did not know (οὐκ οἴδαμεν) where he was going (ποῦ ὑπάγεις).  How then could they know the way or path (πῶς οἴδαμεν τὴν ὁδὸν) there.  He was once again questioning Jesus.  He said that he had no idea where Jesus was going, so how could they find their way there if they were not sure where they were going to end up.  Do you want to know where you are going?

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