John 16:1

These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These things haue I spoken vnto you, that yee should not be offended.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be caused to stumble.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have said these things to you so that you may not be in doubt.
- Basic English Bible

These things I have spoken unto you that ye may not be offended.
- Darby Bible

These things have I spoken to you, that ye should not be offended.
- Webster's Bible

These things I have spoken to you in order to clear stumbling-blocks out of your path.
- Weymouth Bible

These things have I spoken to you, so that you wouldn't be caused to stumble.
- World English Bible

These thingis Y haue spokun to you, that ye be not sclaundrid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`These things I have spoken to you, that ye may not be stumbled,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 16:1


Joh 16:1 The Work of the Holy Spirit SUMMARY OF JOHN 16: Persecution Predicted. The Comforter to Come. He Will Reprove the World of Sin. He Will Reprove the World of Righteousness. He Will Reprove the World of Judgment. Will Guide into All Truth. Sorrow and Rejoicing. Overcoming the World. These things have I spoken. The warnings found in the 14th and 15th chapters. They were given beforehand lest they should stumble. To be forewarned would be a help to their faith amid the dark scenes of the next few days, and in the persecutions that would come later.

Discussion for John 16

  • Irene123
    To Bill on John ch. 16 - there's no Jesus admonition in Matt to be born of the water and the spirit or Matt. 28:19 and Acts 2:38? These are in GOD'S Word too.
  • Lenora
    I read this as a message of hope given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ. Even though we may suffer in this life, our Lord has conquered this and offers us the comfort of hope in him. Our only peace is in our Lord Jesus the Christ, a free gift from God our Father.
  • Ramaan
    In this chapter, Jesus is pointing out the purpose of his entire mission: preaching the Gospel (aka the Good News). And that Good News is about the arrival of the one who could only make his appearance AFTER Jesus' departure. Jesus emphatically states this in verse 7. And in verses 8
  • Samuel kasami
    Thank you for making the word of God available to everyone.Am well pleased by John 16.
  • Maureen Levore
    Absolutely beautiful to read these same passages that I have read more than 20 years before. I was inspired to read more. Many thanks.
  • need study reflect and understand John 16:2 and 3

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