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

  • Drybones
    Here Jesus is trying to convey the message that his kingdom is Spiritual and the fallen Nature has been conquered by his resurrection from the dead. Being born again as we will see in the the writing of Paul is the total removal of the nature of sin and replaced with the new nature of The Spirit which is of the fullness of the Deity in us. Christian in name with kill those with the seal of God.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT JESUS KEEPS IT REAL FOR US BELIEVERS! HE NEVER SUGAR COATED HIS MESSAGE TO APPEASE PEOPLE! HE NEVER TOLD US THAT LIVING IN THIS WORLD WOULD BE EASY CAUSE OF ALL THE TROUBLE IN THE WORLD CAUSE OF SIN! BUT HE DID PROMISES US PEACE IF WE REMAIN IN HIM!
  • A disciple
    George; "The kingdom of God comes not with observation; neither shall they say, Lo, here, or, Lo, there; for behold, the kingdom of God is within you." The world doesn't want to prepare themselves for the coming of the LORD; but instead to make themselves a king and a world system after the vanity and wickedness of their own evil imaginations; and the LORD has rejected the generation of His wrath.
  • George Duran
    All these need to be translated into dynamic physical activity, thus preparing the world for establishing the God-government on Earth.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:50 THIS IS --- MY COMFORT --- IN MY AFFLICTION FOR THY WORD HATH QUICKENED ME JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL

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