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 shuld not be offended. John 16:2 They shall excommunicat you: ye the tyme shall come, that whosoeuer kylleth you, will thinke that he doth God seruyce. John 16:3 And such thinges will they do vnto you, because they haue not knowen the father, nether yet me. John 16:4 But these thinges haue I tolde you, that when þe tyme is come, ye maye remember then that I tolde you. These thynges sayde I not vnto you at the begynninge, because I was present with you. John 16:5 But now I go my waye to hym that sent me, & none of you asketh me whyther I go. John 16:6 But because I haue sayd suche thynges vnto you, your hertes are ful of sorowe. John 16:7 Neuertheles, I tel you the treuth, it is expedient for you, þt I goo awaye. For yf I goo not awaye, that comforter wyll not come vnto you. But yf I departe, I wyll sende hym vnto you. John 16:8 And when he is come, he wyll rebuke the worlde of synne, and of rightewesnes, & of iudgement. John 16:9 Of synne, because they beleue not on me. John 16:10 Of ryghtewesnes, because I go to my father, and ye shal se me nomore: John 16:11 Of iudgement, because the prynce of thys worlde is iudged all ready. John 16:12 I haue yet many thinges to saye vnto you but ye cannot beare them awaye now. John 16:13 Howbeit when he is come (which is the sprete of treuth) he will leade you into all treuthe. He shall not speake of hym selfe: but whatsoeuer he shall heare, that shall he speake, and he will shewe you thinges to come. John 16:14 He shal glorify me, for he shall receaue of myne, & shall shewe vnto you. John 16:15 All thynges that the father hath, are myne. Therfore sayde I vnto you, that he shall take of myne and shewe vnto you. John 16:16 After a while ye shall not se me, and agayne after a whyle ye shall se me: for I go to the father. John 16:17 Then sayde some of hys discyples betwene them selues: what is thys that he saith vnto vs, after a while, ye shall not se me, and agayne after a whyle ye shall se me: and that I go to the father? John 16:18 They sayd therfore: what is this that he sayth: after a whyle? we cannot tell what he sayth. John 16:19 Iesus perceaued, that they wolde aske him, and sayde vnto them. Ye enquire of this betwene your selues, because I sayde after a whyle ye shal not se me, & agayne after a whyle ye shall se me. John 16:20 Uerely verely, I saye vnto you: ye shall wepe and lamente, but contrary wyse, the world shall reioyse. Ye shall sorowe, but yor sorowe shalbe turned to ioye. John 16:21 A woman when she trauaileth, hath sorowe, because her houre is come: but assone as she is deliuered of the childe, she remembreth nomore the anguisshe, for ioye that a man is borne into the worlde. John 16:22 And ye now therfore haue sorowe: but I will se you agayne, and your hertes shall reioyse, and your ioye shal no man take from you.
assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father.
John 16:23 And in þe daye shall ye aske me no question. Uerely verely, I saye vnto you: whatsoeuer ye shall aske þe father in my name, he wyll geue it you. John 16:24 Hytherto haue ye asked nothynge in my name. Aske, and ye shall receaue: that youre ioye maye be full. John 16:25 These thinges haue I spoken vnto you by prouerbes. The tyme will come, when I shal nomore speake vnto you by prouerbes: but I shall shewe you playnely from my father. John 16:26 At þt daye shall ye aske in my name. And I saye not vnto you that I will speake vnto my father for you. John 16:27 For the father him 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 sayd vnto him: lo, now talkest thou playnly, and speakest no prouerbe. John 16:30 Nowe are we sure, that thou knowest all thinges, and nedest not, that eny man shulde aske the any question. Therfore beleue we, þt thou camest from God. John 16:31 Iesus answered them: Now ye do beleue. John 16:32 Behold, the houre draweth nye, and is all ready come, þt ye shalbe scatered euery man to his awne, & 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 wordes haue I spoken vnto you, that in me ye myghte haue peace. For in the worlde shall ye haue tribulacyon: but be of good chere, I haue ouercome the worlde.