John 16:20

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)

Other Translations

Uerily, verily I say vnto you, that ye shall weepe and lament, but the world shall reioyce: And ye shall be sorrowfull, but your sorrow shall be turned into ioy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, You will be weeping and sorrowing, but the world will be glad: you will be sad, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
- Basic English Bible

Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, ye, but the world shall rejoice; and ye will be grieved, but your grief shall be turned to joy.
- Darby Bible

Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice: and ye will be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
- Webster's Bible

In most solemn truth I tell you that you will weep aloud and lament, but the world will be glad. You will mourn, but your grief will be turned into gladness.
- Weymouth Bible

Most certainly I tell you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
- World English Bible

Treuli, treuli, Y seie to you, that ye schulen mourne and wepe, but the world schal haue ioye; and ye schulen be soreuful, but youre sorewe schal turne in to ioye.
- Wycliffe Bible

verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, and the world will rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow joy will become.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Wesley's Notes for John 16:20


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.


People's Bible Notes for John 16:20


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).

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