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 things have I spoken to you that you may not be scandalized. John 16:2 They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doth a service to God. 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 I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. John 16:5 But I told you not these things from the beginning, because I was with you. And now I go to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me: Whither goest thou? John 16:6 But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. John 16:7 But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go. For if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:8 And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgment. John 16:9 Of sin: because they believed not in me. John 16:10 And of justice: because I go to the Father: and you shall see me no longer. John 16:11 And of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged. John 16:12 I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself: but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak. And the things that are to come, he shall shew you. John 16:14 He shall glorify me: because he shall receive of mine and shall shew it to you. John 16:15 All things whatsoever the Father hath are mine. Therefore I said that he shall receive of me and shew it to you. John 16:16 A little while, and now you shall not see me: and again a little while, and you shall see me: because I go to the Father. John 16:17 Then some of his disciples said one to another: What is this that he saith to us: A little while, and you shall not see me: and again a little while, and you 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 know not what he speaketh. John 16:19 And Jesus knew that they had a mind to ask him. And he said to them: Of this do you inquire among yourselves, because I said: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me? John 16:20 Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. John 16:21 A woman, when she is in labour, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. John 16:22 So also you now indeed have sorrow: but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice. And your joy no man shall take from you.
assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father.
John 16:23 And in that day you shall not ask me any thing. Amen, amen, I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you. John 16:24 Hitherto, you have not asked any thing in my name. Ask, and you shall receive; that your joy may be full. John 16:25 These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh when I will no longer speak to you in proverbs, but will shew you plainly of the Father. John 16:26 In that day, you shall ask in my name: and I say not to you that I will ask the Father for you. John 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came out from God. John 16:28 I came forth from the Father and am come into the world: again I leave the world and I go to the Father. John 16:29 His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb. John 16:30 Now we know that thou knowest all things and thou needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe that thou camest forth from God. John 16:31 Jesus answered them: Do you now believe? John 16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, and it is now come, that you 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 you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress. But have confidence. I have overcome the world.