Christ comforteth his disciples against tribulation by the promise of the Holy Ghost, and by his resurrection and ascension:
John 16:1 These thynges haue I sayde vnto you, because ye shoulde not be offended. John 16:2 They shall excomunitate you: yea the time shall come, that who so euer kylleth you, wyll thynke that he doth God seruice. John 16:3 And such thynges wyll they do vnto you, because they haue not knowen the father, neither yet me. John 16:4 But these thynges haue I tolde you, that when the tyme is come, ye may remeber then that I tolde you. These thynges sayde I not vnto you at the begynnyng, because I was present with you. John 16:5 But nowe I go my waye, to hym that sent me, & none of you asketh me, whyther goest thou. John 16:6 But because I haue saide such thinges vnto you, your heartes are ful of sorow. John 16:7 Neuerthelesse, I tell you the trueth, it is expedient for you that I go away. For yf I go not away, that comforter wyll not come vnto you: But yf I depart, I wyll sende hym vnto you. John 16:8 And whe he is come, he wyll rebuke the world of sinne, and of righteousnes, and of iudgement. John 16:9 Of sinne, because they beleue not on me. John 16:10 Of righteousnes, because I go to my father, and ye shall see me no more. John 16:11 Of iudgement, because the prince of this worlde is iudged [alredy.] John 16:12 I haue yet many thynges to say vnto you, but ye can not beare them away nowe. John 16:13 Howebeit, when he is come, whiche is the spirite of trueth, he wyl leade you into all trueth. He shall not speake of himselfe: but whatsoeuer he shal heare, that shall he speake, and he wyll shewe you thynges to come. John 16:14 He shall glorifie me: For he shall receaue of mine, and shal shewe vnto you. John 16:15 All thynges that the father hath, are mine: Therfore sayde I [vnto you] that he shall take of mine, & shew vnto you. John 16:16 After a whyle, and ye shall not see me, and agayne after a whyle ye shall see me: for I go to the father. John 16:17 Then sayde some of his disciples betwene them selues: What is this that he saith vnto vs, after a whyle, & ye shal not see me, and againe, after a whyle ye shal see me: and, that I go to the father? John 16:18 They sayde therefore: What is this that he saith, after a whyle? we can not tell what he saith. John 16:19 Iesus perceaued that they would aske hym, and sayde vnto them: Do ye enquire among your selues of that I said after a whyle, and, ye shall not see me, & againe, after a while & ye shall see me? John 16:20 Ueryly veryly I say vnto you, ye shall wepe and lament, the worlde shall reioyce: ye shall sorowe, but your sorowe shalbe turned to ioy. John 16:21 A woman, when she trauayleth, hath sorowe, because her houre is come: but assoone as she is deliuered of the childe, she remembreth no more the anguishe, for ioy that a man is borne into ye world. John 16:22 And ye nowe therefore haue sorowe: but I wyll see you agayne, and your heartes shall reioyce, and your ioy shall no man take from you.
assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father.
John 16:23 And in that day shall ye aske me no question. Ueryly veryly I say vnto you, whatsoeuer ye shal aske the father in my name, he wyll geue it you. John 16:24 Hytherto haue ye asked nothyng in my name: Aske, & ye shall receaue, that your ioy may be full. John 16:25 These thynges haue I spoken vnto you by prouerbes. The tyme wyl come, when I shall no more speake vnto you by prouerbes: but I shall shewe you playnely of my father. John 16:26 At that day shall ye aske in my name: And I say not vnto you, that I wyll pray vnto my father for you. John 16:27 For the father hym selfe loueth you, because ye haue loued me, and haue beleued that I came out from God. John 16:28 I went out from the father, and came into the worlde: Agayne, I leaue the worlde, and go to the father. John 16:29 His disciples sayde vnto hym: Lo, nowe talkest thou plainely, and speakest no prouerbe. John 16:30 Nowe are we sure that thou knowest all thynges, & nedest not, that any man shoulde aske thee [any question:] Therfore beleue we, that thou camest from God. John 16:31 Iesus aunswered them: Do ye nowe beleue? John 16:32 Beholde, the houre draweth nye, and is alredy come, that ye shalbe scattered euery man to his owne, and shall leaue me alone. And yet am I not alone: For the father is with me.
Peace in Christ, and in the world affliction.
John 16:33 These wordes haue I spoken vnto you, that in me ye myght haue peace. For in the worlde shall ye haue tribulation: but be of good cheare, I haue ouercome the worlde.