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

  • Nicholas Asare
    The Holy spirit is more powerful and He lives in us
  • Nick Nkole
    I have no comment (s). But, I just want to thank you for the Bible that you have placed online. Thank you.
  • Eric Nava
    Jesus at this time was aware of his fate ,the thing he would have to go through, yet he also knew truth and he comforted his disciples and today he comforted us, John 16:33, Glory to God in the Highest; we will overcome in him who has already won the victory for us.
  • Shasta Elliott
    Jesus is saying to ask God for anything in the name of Jesus and he will give it to you.
  • Shasta Elliott
    I believe that this chapter is mainly about God will bring you peace no matter what you've done. Just repent you know Jesus is alive and in the hearts of people all across the world.
  • Bonsile Mnisi
    was so confusing and difficult for disciples, but they would start living in faith whilst they knew the real Man, adjusting was not easy, unlike us we only believe and have certainity for something we have not seen,

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