Christ comforteth his disciples against tribulation by the promise of the Holy Ghost, and by his resurrection and ascension:
John 16:1 These thinges haue I sayde vnto you, that ye shulde not be offended. John 16:2 They shal excomunicate you. The tyme commeth, that who soeuer putteth you to death, shal thynke that he doth seruyce vnto God. John 16:3 And soch thinges shal they do vnto you, because they haue nether knowne ye father ner yet me. John 16:4 But these thinges haue I sayde vnto you, that whan the tyme cometh ye maye thynke theron, that I tolde you. But these thinges haue I not sayde vnto you from the begynnynge: For I was with you. John 16:5 But now I go vnto him that sent me, & none of you axeth me: Whither goest thou? John 16:6 but because I haue sayde these thinges vnto you, youre hert is full of sorowe. John 16:7 Neuertheles I tell you the trueth, It is better for you yt I go awaye: For yf I go not awaye that comforter commeth not vnto you: but yf I departe, I wil sende hi vnto you. John 16:8 And whan he commeth, he shal rebuke the worlde of synne, and of righteousnes, & of iudgment. John 16:9 Of synne, because they beleue not on me. John 16:10 Of righteousnes, because I go to the father, and ye shal se me nomore. John 16:11 Of iudgmet, because the prynce of this worlde is iudged allready. John 16:12 I haue yet moch to saye vnto you, but ye can not now beare it awaye: John 16:13 howbeit whan he (the sprete of trueth commeth) he shal lede you in to all trueth. For he shal not speake of himself, but what soeuer he shal heare, that shal he speake: and he shall shewe you, what is for to come. John 16:14 He shal glorifye me: for he shal receaue of myne, and shal shewe vnto you. John 16:15 All that the father hath, is myne. Therfore haue I sayde: he shal receaue of myne, and shewe vnto you. John 16:16 After a litle whyle, and ye shal not se me: and agayne after a litle whyle, and ye shal se me: for I go to the father. John 16:17 The saide some of his disciples amonge themselues: What is this that he sayeth vnto vs, After a litle whyle, and ye shal not se me: & agayne after a litle whyle, & ye shal se me: for I go to the father? John 16:18 Then sayde they: What is this, that he sayeth: After a litle whyle? We can not tell what he sayeth. John 16:19 Then perceaued Iesus that they wolde axe him, and he sayde vnto them: Ye enquyre of this amonge youre selues, that I sayde: After a litle whyle, and ye shal not se me: & agayne after a litle whyle, and ye shal se me. John 16:20 Verely verely I saye vnto you: Ye shal wepe and lamente, but the worlde shal reioyse: Ye shal be sory, but youre sorowe shal be turned in to ioye. John 16:21 A woman whan she trauayleth, hath sorowe, for hir houre is come. But whan she is delyuered of the childe, she thinketh nomore of the anguyshe, for ioye that a man is borne in to the worlde. John 16:22 And now haue ye sorowe also: but I wil se you agayne, and youre hert shal reioyse, and youre ioye shal noman take from you.
assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father.
John 16:23 And in that daye shal ye axe me no question. Verely verely I saye vnto you: Yf ye axe ye father ought in my name, he shal geue it you. John 16:24 Hither to haue ye axed nothinge in my name. Axe, and ye shal receaue, yt youre ioye maye be perfecte. John 16:25 These thinges haue I spoken vnto you by prouerbes. Neuertheles the tyme commeth, that I shal speake nomore by prouerbes, but I shal shewe you planely of my father. John 16:26 In that daye shal ye axe in my name. And I saye not vnto you, that I wyl praye vnto the father for you: John 16:27 for the father himself loueth you, because ye haue loued me, & beleued that I am come out from God. John 16:28 I wente out from the father, and came in to the worlde: Agayne, I leaue ye worlde, and go to the father. John 16:29 His disciples sayde vnto him: Beholde, now talkest thou planely, and speakest no prouerbe. John 16:30 Now are we sure yt thou knowest all thinges, and nedest not that eny ma shulde axe the. Therfore beleue we, that thou camest out from God: John 16:31 Iesus answered them: Now ye do beleue: John 16:32 Beholde, the houre draweth nye, and is come allready, that ye shalbe scatred, euery man in to his awne, and shal 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 thinges haue I spoken vnto you, that in me ye might haue peace. In ye worlde haue ye trouble, but be of good comforte, I haue ouercome the worlde.