John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These things I haue spoken vnto you, that in me ye might haue peace, in the world ye shall haue tribulation: but be of good cheare, I haue ouercome the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.
- Basic English Bible

These things have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good courage: I have overcome the world.
- Darby Bible

These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye will have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.
- Webster's Bible

I have spoken all this to you in order that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction. But keep up your courage: *I* have won the victory over the world.
- Weymouth Bible

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."
- World English Bible

These thingis Y haue spokun to you, that ye haue pees in me; in the world ye schulen haue disese, but trust ye, Y haue ouercomun the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

these things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace, in the world ye shall have tribulation, but take courage -- I have overcome the world.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 16:33


Joh 16:33 I have overcome the world. In this world his disciples would be persecuted and have sorrow, but he bids them Be of good cheer. The world can only afflict for a season; it is a conquered world; Christ has overcome it.

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.
  • 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
  • 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.