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 saide vnto you, that ye should not be offended. John 16:2 They shall excommunicate you: yea, the time shall come, that whosoeuer killeth you, will thinke that he doeth God seruice. John 16:3 And these things will they doe vnto you, because they haue not knowen ye Father, nor me. John 16:4 But these things haue I tolde you, that when the houre shall come, ye might remember, that I tolde you them; these things said I not vnto you from ye beginning, because I was with you. John 16:5 But now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? John 16:6 But because I haue saide these thinges vnto you, your hearts are full of sorowe. John 16:7 Yet I tell you the trueth, It is expedient for you that I goe away: for if I goe not away, that 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 worlde of sinne, and of righteousnesse, and of iudgement. John 16:9 Of sinne, because they beleeued not in me: John 16:10 Of righteousnesse, because I goe to my Father, and ye shall 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 nowe. John 16:13 Howbeit, when he is come which is the Spirit of trueth, he will leade you into all trueth: for he shall not speake of himselfe, but whatsoeuer he shall heare, shall he speake, and he will shew you the things to come. John 16:14 He shall glorifie me: for he shall receiue of mine, and shall shewe it vnto you. John 16:15 All thinges that the Father hath, are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shewe it vnto you. John 16:16 A litle while, and ye shall not see me: and againe a litle while, and ye shall see me: for I goe to the Father. John 16:17 Then said some of his disciples among them selues, What is this that he saieth vnto vs, A litle while, and ye shall not see me, and againe, a litle while, and ye shall see me, and, For I goe to the Father. John 16:18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A litle while? we know not what he sayeth. John 16:19 Now Iesus knew that they would aske him, and said vnto them, Doe ye enquire among your selues, of that I said, A litle while, & ye shal not see me: and againe, a litle while, and yee shall see me? John 16:20 Verely, verely I say vnto you, that ye shall weepe and lament, and the worlde shall reioyce: and ye shall sorowe, but your sorowe shalbe turned to ioye. John 16:21 A woman when she traueileth, hath sorowe, because her houre is come: but assoone as she is deliuered of the childe, she remembreth no more the anguish, for ioy that a man is borne into the world. John 16:22 And ye nowe therefore are in sorowe: but I will see you againe, & your hearts shal 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 nothing. Verely, verely I say vnto you, whatsoeuer ye 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 ioye may be full. John 16:25 These things haue I spoken vnto you in parables: but the time will come, when I shall no more speake to you in parables: but I shall shew you plainely of the Father. John 16:26 At that day shall ye aske in my Name, and I say not vnto you, that I will pray vnto 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 am come out from the Father, and came into the worlde: againe I leaue the worlde, and goe to the Father. John 16:29 His disciples saide vnto him, Loe, nowe speakest thou plainely, and thou speakest no parable. John 16:30 Nowe knowe wee that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should aske thee. By this we beleeue, that thou art come out from God. John 16:31 Iesus answered them, Doe you beleeue nowe? John 16:32 Beholde, the houre commeth, and is already come, that ye shalbe scattered euery man into his owne, and shall leaue me alone: but I am 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 the world ye shall haue affliction, but be of good comfort: I haue ouercome the world.