John 16:21

“A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A woman, when she is in trauaile, hath sorrow, because her houre is come: but assoone as she is deliuered of the child, she remembreth no more the anguish, for ioy that a man is borne into the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but when she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for the joy that a man is born into the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When a woman is about to give birth she has sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she has given birth to the child, the pain is put out of her mind by the joy that a man has come into the world.
- Basic English Bible

A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief because her hour has come; but when the child is born, she no longer remembers the trouble, on account of the joy that a man has been born into the world.
- Darby Bible

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
- Webster's Bible

A woman, when she is in labour, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has given birth to the babe, she no longer remembers the pain, because of her joy at a child being born into the world.
- Weymouth Bible

A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn't remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.
- World English Bible

A womman whanne sche berith child, hath heuynesse, for hir tyme is comun; but whanne sche hath borun a sone, now sche thenkith not on the peyne, for ioye, for a man is borun in to the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

`The woman, when she may bear, hath sorrow, because her hour did come, and when she may bear the child, no more doth she remember the anguish, because of the joy that a man was born to the world.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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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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