John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These things I haue spoken vnto you, that in me ye might haue peace, in the world ye shall haue tribulation: but be of good cheare, I haue ouercome the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.
- Basic English Bible

These things have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation; but be of good courage: I have overcome the world.
- Darby Bible

These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye will have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.
- Webster's Bible

I have spoken all this to you in order that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction. But keep up your courage: *I* have won the victory over the world.
- Weymouth Bible

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."
- World English Bible

These thingis Y haue spokun to you, that ye haue pees in me; in the world ye schulen haue disese, but trust ye, Y haue ouercomun the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

these things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace, in the world ye shall have tribulation, but take courage -- I have overcome the world.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 16:33


Joh 16:33 I have overcome the world. In this world his disciples would be persecuted and have sorrow, but he bids them Be of good cheer. The world can only afflict for a season; it is a conquered world; Christ has overcome it.

Discussion for John 16

  • Alex
    IMO this passage is prophetic of the last days when we will birth a baby christ BY HIS SEED WHICH IS HIS Words. B/c i have spoken these Words,HIS SEED sorrows have filled your hearts Our hearts is like a womb where that good seed has to be sown resulting in a birth of Christ in us, the SON OF MAN I.E OUR FRUIT A BABY CHRIST,BUT AFTER SHE IS DELIVERED OF THE CHILD SHE REMEMBERS NO MORE THE SORROWS.
  • Jeff Berry
    Ann M, we are all praying. Blessings!
  • Ann M
    Please pray for me
    Thank you
  • 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.