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

  • 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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