“Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.”
King James Version (KJV)
16:20 Ye will weep and lament - When ye see me dead; but your sorrow will be turned into joy - When ye see me risen.
Joh 16:20 Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice. How sad were the broken-hearted disciples, as they wept at the tomb! At the same time their enemies were gloating over their triumph. But your sorrow shall be turned into joy. Soon all was changed. The glad news came, "The Lord is risen"! (Lu 24:34). Then they heard that "all power was his" (Mt 28:18), saw him ascend into heaven, and "returned to Jerusalem with great joy" (Lu 24:52).