John 16 ©
Christ warneth his disciples of their sufferings for his sake: he comforteth them by a promise of the Holy Ghost: he intimateth his death, resurrection, and ascension, telling them that their sorrow should soon be succeeded by joy, and that their prayers in his name would be accepted of the Father: his disciples confess their faith in him; he foretelleth their desertion of him, and promiseth them peace in him amidst their tribulation in the world.
bThey shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, cthat whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; jIt is expedient for you that I go away: kfor if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
qHowbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: rand he will shew you things to come.
Now Jesus aknew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, bA little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
*Verily, verily, I say unto you, That cye shall weep and lament, dbut the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, ebut your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
yBehold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, zevery man ato 5his own, and shall leave me alone: and byet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
cThese things I have spoken unto you, that din me ye might have peace. eIn the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; fI have overcome the world.