John 16
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Persecution Foretold
(Acts 23:12–22)

1These thinges haue I sayde vnto you, that ye shulde not be offended. 2They shal excomunicate you. The tyme commeth, that who soeuer putteth you to death, shal thynke that he doth seruyce vnto God. 3And soch thinges shal they do vnto you, because they haue nether knowne ye father ner yet me. 4But these thinges haue I sayde vnto you, that whan the tyme cometh ye maye thynke theron, that I tolde you. But these thinges haue I not sayde vnto you from the begynnynge: For I was with you.

The Promise of the Holy Spirit
(John 14:15–26)

5But now I go vnto him that sent me, & none of you axeth me: Whither goest thou? 6but because I haue sayde these thinges vnto you, youre hert is full of sorowe. 7Neuertheles I tell you the trueth, It is better for you yt I go awaye: For yf I go not awaye that comforter commeth not vnto you: but yf I departe, I wil sende hi vnto you. 8And whan he commeth, he shal rebuke the worlde of synne, and of righteousnes, & of iudgment. 9Of synne, because they beleue not on me. 10Of righteousnes, because I go to the father, and ye shal se me nomore. 11Of iudgmet, because the prynce of this worlde is iudged allready.

12I haue yet moch to saye vnto you, but ye can not now beare it awaye: 13howbeit whan he (the sprete of trueth commeth) he shal lede you in to all trueth. For he shal not speake of himself, but what soeuer he shal heare, that shal he speake: and he shall shewe you, what is for to come. 14He shal glorifye me: for he shal receaue of myne, and shal shewe vnto you. 15All that the father hath, is myne. Therfore haue I sayde: he shal receaue of myne, and shewe vnto you.

16After a litle whyle, and ye shal not se me: and agayne after a litle whyle, and ye shal se me: for I go to the father.

Grief Will Turn to Joy

17The saide some of his disciples amonge themselues: What is this that he sayeth vnto vs, After a litle whyle, and ye shal not se me: & agayne after a litle whyle, & ye shal se me: for I go to the father? 18Then sayde they: What is this, that he sayeth: After a litle whyle? We can not tell what he sayeth. 19Then perceaued Iesus that they wolde axe him, and he sayde vnto them: Ye enquyre of this amonge youre selues, that I sayde: After a litle whyle, and ye shal not se me: & agayne after a litle whyle, and ye shal se me. 20Verely verely I saye vnto you: Ye shal wepe and lamente, but the worlde shal reioyse: Ye shal be sory, but youre sorowe shal be turned in to ioye. 21A woman whan she trauayleth, hath sorowe, for hir houre is come. But whan she is delyuered of the childe, she thinketh nomore of the anguyshe, for ioye that a man is borne in to the worlde. 22And now haue ye sorowe also: but I wil se you agayne, and youre hert shal reioyse, and youre ioye shal noman take from you.

Ask in My Name
(Matthew 18:19–20)

23And in that daye shal ye axe me no question. Verely verely I saye vnto you: Yf ye axe ye father ought in my name, he shal geue it you. 24Hither to haue ye axed nothinge in my name. Axe, and ye shal receaue, yt youre ioye maye be perfecte.

25These thinges haue I spoken vnto you by prouerbes. Neuertheles the tyme commeth, that I shal speake nomore by prouerbes, but I shal shewe you planely of my father. 26In that daye shal ye axe in my name. And I saye not vnto you, that I wyl praye vnto the father for you: 27for the father himself loueth you, because ye haue loued me, & beleued that I am come out from God. 28I wente out from the father, and came in to the worlde: Agayne, I leaue ye worlde, and go to the father.

29His disciples sayde vnto him: Beholde, now talkest thou planely, and speakest no prouerbe. 30Now are we sure yt thou knowest all thinges, and nedest not that eny ma shulde axe the. Therfore beleue we, that thou camest out from God: 31Iesus answered them: Now ye do beleue:

32Beholde, the houre draweth nye, and is come allready, that ye shalbe scatred, euery man in to his awne, and shal leaue me alone: and yet am I not alone, for the father is with me. 33These thinges haue I spoken vnto you, that in me ye might haue peace. In ye worlde haue ye trouble, but be of good comforte, I haue ouercome the worlde.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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