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

  • BSP
    Verse 32 shows how Jesus was abandoned but he wasn't really alone because he knew his heavenly Father, Jehovah, was there even when others were not.
  • Ms HotChocolate
    There are so many thoughts running through my mind and heart as i read this, but most important scripture came to me was John 3:16, which reminds me of Oh how He loves us, He would not leave us alone as orphans, but made sure through Holy Spirit that we are comforted, and taken care of, now thats LOVE.
  • 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.
  • Bill
    Lost man may not realize the full extent of his sin, but the Holy Spirit convinces him that he is guilty of rejecting Jesus as Savior when a believer declares the gospel to him. When he turns from his sin of unbelief by choosing to believe on Jesus to save him, he has repented and received God's free gift of eternal life. It's that simple.
  • 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

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