Christ comforteth his disciples against tribulation by the promise of the Holy Ghost, and by his resurrection and ascension:
John 16:1 These things have I spoken to you, that ye should not be offended. John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time cometh, that whoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service. John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. John 16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not to you at the beginning, because I was with you. John 16:5 But now I go to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? John 16:6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. John 16:7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I depart; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you. John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; John 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince 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, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all the truth: for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he shall hear, [that] will he speak: and he will show you things to come. John 16:14 He will glorify me: for he will receive of mine, and will show [it] to you. John 16:15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore I said, that he will take of mine, and show [it] to you. John 16:16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. John 16:17 Then said [some] of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith to us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? John 16:18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. John 16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said to them, Do ye inquire among yourselves of that which I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? John 16:20 Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice: and ye will be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. John 16:21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. John 16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father.
John 16:23 And in that day ye will ask me nothing: Verily, verily, I say to you, Whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] 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 have I spoken to you in proverbs: but the time cometh when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly concerning the Father. John 16:26 At that day ye will ask in my name: and I say not to you, that I will pray the Father for you: John 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came from God. John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. John 16:29 His disciples said to him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. John 16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest from God. John 16:31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? John 16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, and is even now come, that ye shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
Peace in Christ, and in the world affliction.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye will have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.