Christ comforteth his disciples against tribulation by the promise of the Holy Ghost, and by his resurrection and ascension:
John 16:1 These things I have spoken unto you that ye may not be offended. John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues; but the hour is coming that every one who kills you will think to render service to God; John 16:3 and these things they will do because they have not known the Father nor me. John 16:4 But I have spoken these things to you, that when their hour shall have come, ye may remember them, that I have said [them] unto you. But I did not say these things unto you from [the] beginning, because I was with you. John 16:5 But now I go to him that has sent me, and none of you demands of me, Where goest thou? John 16:6 But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. John 16:7 But I say the truth to you, It is profitable for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go I will send him to you. John 16:8 And having come, he will bring demonstration to the world, of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:9 of sin, because they do not believe on me; John 16:10 of righteousness, because I go away to [my] Father, and ye behold me no longer; John 16:11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. John 16:12 I have yet many things to say to you, but ye cannot bear them now. John 16:13 But when *he* is come, the Spirit of truth, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but whatsoever he shall hear he shall speak; and he will announce to you what is coming. John 16:14 He shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine and shall announce [it] to you. John 16:15 All things that the Father has are mine; on account of this I have said that he receives of mine and shall announce [it] to you. John 16:16 A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me, [because I go away to the Father]. John 16:17 [Some] of his disciples therefore said to one another, What is this he says to us, A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me, and, Because I go away to the Father? John 16:18 They said therefore, What is this which he says [of] the little while? We do not know [of] what he speaks. John 16:19 Jesus knew therefore that they desired to demand of him, and said to them, Do ye inquire of this among yourselves that I said, A little while and ye do not behold me; and again a little while and ye shall see me? John 16:20 Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, ye, but the world shall rejoice; and ye will be grieved, but your grief shall be turned to joy. John 16:21 A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief because her hour has come; but when the child is born, she no longer remembers the trouble, on account of the joy that a man has been born into the world. John 16:22 And ye now therefore have grief; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one takes from you.
assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father.
John 16:23 And in that day ye shall demand nothing of me: verily, verily, I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you. John 16:24 Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:25 These things I have spoken to you in allegories; the hour is coming that I will no longer speak to you in allegories, but will declare to you openly concerning the Father. John 16:26 In that day ye shall ask in my name; and I say not to you that I will demand of the Father for you, John 16:27 for the Father himself has affection for you, because ye have had affection for me, and have believed that I came out from God. John 16:28 I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I leave the world and go to the Father. John 16:29 His disciples say to him, Lo, now thou speakest openly and utterest no allegory. John 16:30 Now we know that thou knowest all things, and hast not need that any one should demand of thee. By this we believe that thou art come from God. John 16:31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? John 16:32 Behold, [the] hour is coming, and has come, that ye shall be scattered, each to his own, and shall leave me alone; and [yet] I am not alone, for the Father is with me.
Peace in Christ, and in the world affliction.
John 16:33 These things have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good courage: I have overcome the world.