Sense: to obey an authority
v. — to recall knowledge from memory or have a recollection.
But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember [μνημονεύω] that I told you about them. “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.”
John 16:4 (NRSV)
Remembering and not remembering play an important role in John 16. The Bible Sense Lexicon entry for “to remember (recall)” shows two references to remembering in John 16. In the first instance, Jesus had just told his followers some very bad news—they would be outcasts from the synagogues, and people would kill them, believing their deaths would be a service to God (v. 2). In verse 4, Jesus says that he is letting them know these things in advance so they can recall that Jesus had forewarned them. Yet we find encouragement a little further on in verse 21. In the midst of grief, joy soon leads to forgetting: “When a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:21, NRSV).
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