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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 16:13 HOWBEIT WHEN HE THE HOLY SPIRIT OF TRUTH IS COME HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH FOR HE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF BUT WHATSOEVER HE SHALL HEAR THAT SHALL HE SPEAK AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME JOHN 14:18 I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU COMFORTLESS I WILL COME TO YOU ACTS 22:14 AND HE SAID THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS HATH CHOSEN THEE THAT THOU SHOULDEST KNOW HIS WILL AND SEE THAT JUST ONE....
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 16:14 HE SHALL GLORIFY ME FOR HE SHALL RECEIVE OF MINE AND SHALL SHOW IT UNTO YOU 16:15 ALL THINGS THAT THE FATHER HATH ARE MINE THEREFORE SAID I THAT HE SHALL TAKE OF MINE AND SHALL SHOW IT UNTO YOU
  • Lu2677
    I am not ashamed of the Gospel. Psalms 119:129"Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way."Psalms 119:104 also. 1Corinthians 6:12"All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient:all things are lawful for me but I will not be put under the power of any." A false way is against the Lord. False doctrine is against the Lord.
  • Irene123
    We shouldn't, as Christians, be on here to vilify anyone or their belief. There used to be an anachronism - WWJD? You saw it in lanyards, t-shirts, purses, everywhere. It seems we have rather forgotten about it. But it something we need to - remember. Jesus said, Be ye followers of me. He spoke to the Pharisees to 'try' to reach them - and He did reach a few of them, Acts 15:5.
  • April
    He Lives!,He Lives!,Christ Jesus lives today,he walks with me and talks with me upon life narrow ways,He Lives!,He lives!,Salvation to impart,You ask me how I know he lives,he lives within my heart.Amen to yeshua/yaway,Thank you so much for giving such a precious gift to us all,Thank you so much for being there father and your begotten son for SALVATION,he has risen on the morrow,Praise YeshuaAmen
  • Logan
    May all praise be to God, the verse John 16:33 is true, like all of God's Word, and it applies to us as followers of Christ. guys highlight this in a Bible you own.

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