A dark or puzzling saying.

These things have I spoken unto you in PROVERBS: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in PROVERBS, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. ( John 16:25-27 )