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 to you, that ye may not be stumbled, John 16:2 out of the synagogues they will put you; but an hour doth come, that every one who hath killed you, may think to offer service unto God; John 16:3 and these things they will do to you, because they did not know the Father, nor me. John 16:4 'But these things I have spoken to you, that when the hour may come, ye may remember them, that I said [them] to you, and these things to you from the beginning I did not say, because I was with you; John 16:5 and now I go away to Him who sent me, and none of you doth ask me, Whither dost thou go? John 16:6 but because these things I have said to you, the sorrow hath filled your heart. John 16:7 'But I tell you the truth; it is better for you that I go away, for if I may not go away, the Comforter will not come unto you, and if I go on, I will send Him unto you; John 16:8 and having come, He will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment; John 16:9 concerning sin indeed, because they do not believe in me; John 16:10 and concerning righteousness, because unto my Father I go away, and no more do ye behold me; John 16:11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world hath been judged. John 16:12 'I have yet many things to say to you, but ye are not able to bear [them] now; John 16:13 and when He may comethe Spirit of truthHe will guide you to all the truth, for He will not speak from Himself, but as many things as He will hear He will speak, and the coming things He will tell you; John 16:14 He will glorify me, because of mine He will take, and will tell to you. John 16:15 'All things, as many as the Father hath, are mine; because of this I said, That of mine He will take, and will tell 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 unto the Father.' John 16:17 Therefore said [some] of his disciples one to another, 'What is this that he saith 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 unto the Father?' John 16:18 they said then, 'What is this he saiththe little while? we have not known what he saith.' John 16:19 Jesus, therefore, knew that they were wishing to ask him, and he said to them, 'Concerning this do ye seek one with another, because I said, A little while, and you 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, and the world will rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow joy will become. John 16:21 'The woman, when she may bear, hath sorrow, because her hour did come, and when she may bear the child, no more doth she remember the anguish, because of the joy that a man was born to the world. John 16:22 'And ye, therefore, now, indeed, have sorrow; and again I will see you, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one doth take from you,
assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father.
John 16:23 and in that day ye will question me nothing; verily, verily, I say to you, as many things as ye may ask of the Father in my name, He will give you; John 16:24 till now ye did ask nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:25 'These things in similitudes I have spoken to you, but there cometh an hour when no more in similitudes will I speak to you, but freely of the Father, will tell you. John 16:26 'In that day, in my name ye will make request, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you, John 16:27 for the Father himself doth love you, because me ye have loved, and ye have believed that I from God came forth; John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and have come to the world; again I leave the world, and go on unto the Father.' John 16:29 His disciples say to him, 'Lo, now freely thou dost speak, and no similitude speakest thou; John 16:30 now we have known that thou hast known all things, and hast no need that any one do question thee; in this we believe that from God thou didst come forth.' John 16:31 Jesus answered them, 'Now do ye believe? lo, there doth come an hour, John 16:32 and now it hath come, that ye may be scattered, each to his own things, and me ye may leave alone, and 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 shall have tribulation, but take courageI have overcome the world.'