Christ comforteth his disciples against tribulation by the promise of the Holy Ghost, and by his resurrection and ascension:
John 16:1 These things haue I spoken vnto you, that yee should not be offended. John 16:2 They shall put you out of the Synagogues: yea, the time commeth, that whosoeuer killeth you, will thinke that hee doeth God seruice. John 16:3 And these things will they doe vnto you, because they haue not knowen the Father, nor me. John 16:4 But these things haue I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not vnto you at the beginning, because I was with you. John 16:5 But now I goe my way to him that sent mee, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? John 16:6 But because I haue saide these things vnto you, sorow hath filled your heart. John 16:7 Neuerthelesse; I tell you the trueth, it is expedient for you that I goe away: for if I goe not away, the Comforter will not come vnto you: but if I depart, I will send him vnto you. John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reproue the world of sinne, and of righteousnesse, and of iudgement. John 16:9 Of sinne, because they beleeue not on me. John 16:10 Of righteousnesse, because I goe to my Father, and ye see me no more. John 16:11 Of iudgement, because the prince of this world is iudged. John 16:12 I haue yet many things to say vnto you, but ye cannot beare them now: John 16:13 Howbeit, when hee the spirit of trueth is come, he wil guide you into all trueth: For he shall not speake of himselfe: but whatsoeuer he shall heare, that shall he speake, and he will shew you things to come. John 16:14 He shall glorifie me, for he shall receiue of mine, and shall shew it vnto you. John 16:15 All things that the Father hath, are mine: therefore said I that he shall take of mine, and shal shew it vnto you. John 16:16 A litle while, and ye shall not see me: and againe a litle while, & ye shall see me: because I goe to the Father. John 16:17 Then saide some of his disciples among themselues, What is this that he saith vnto vs, A litle while, and ye shal not see me: and againe, a litle while, and ye shall see me: and, because I goe to the Father? John 16:18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A litle while? we cannot tell what he saith. John 16:19 Now Iesus knew that they were desirous to aske him, & said vnto them, Doe ye enquire among your selues of that I saide, A litle while, and ye shall not see mee: and againe; A little while and ye shall see me? John 16:20 Uerily, verily I say vnto you, that ye shall weepe and lament, but the world shall reioyce: And ye shall be sorrowfull, but your sorrow shall be turned into ioy. John 16:21 A woman, when she is in trauaile, hath sorrow, because her houre is come: but assoone as she is deliuered of the child, she remembreth no more the anguish, for ioy that a man is borne into the world. John 16:22 And ye now therefore haue sorrow: but I will see you againe, and your heart shall reioyce, and your ioy no man taketh from you.
assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father.
John 16:23 And in that day ye shall aske me nothing: Uerily, verily I say vnto you, Whatsoeuer yee shall aske the Father in my Name, he will giue it you. John 16:24 Hitherto haue ye asked nothing in my Name: aske, and ye shall receiue, that your ioy may be full. John 16:25 These things haue I spoken vnto you in prouerbs: the time commeth when I shall no more speake vnto you in prouerbes, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. John 16:26 At that day ye shall aske in my Name: and I say not vnto you that I will pray the Father for you: John 16:27 For the Father himselfe loueth you, because ye haue loued me and haue beleeued that I came out from God. John 16:28 I came foorth from the Father, and am come into the world: againe, I leaue the world, and goe to the Father. John 16:29 His disciples said vnto him, Loe, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no prouerbe. John 16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest al things, and needest not that any man should aske thee: By this we beleeue that thou camest foorth from God. John 16:31 Iesus answered them, Doe yee now beleeue? John 16:32 Behold, the houre commeth, yea is now come, that ye shall be scattered, euery man to his owne, and shall leaue me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
Peace in Christ, and in the world affliction.
John 16:33 These things I haue spoken vnto you, that in me ye might haue peace, in the world ye shall haue tribulation: but be of good cheare, I haue ouercome the world.