John 16:4

But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 16:4

But these things haue I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not vnto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them. These things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But these things have I spoken unto you, that when their hour is come, ye may remember them, how that I told you. And these things I said not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have said these things to you so that when the time comes, what I have said may come to your mind. I did not say them to you at the first, because then I was still with you.
- Basic English Bible

But I have spoken these things to you, that when their hour shall have come, ye may remember them, that I have said [them] unto you. But I did not say these things unto you from [the] beginning, because I was with you.
- Darby Bible

But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
- Webster's Bible

But I have spoken these things to you in order that when the time for their accomplishment comes you may remember them, and may recollect that I told you. I did not, however, tell you all this at first, because I was still with you.
- Weymouth Bible

But I have told you these things, so that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you about them. I didn't tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.
- World English Bible

But these thingis Y spak to you, that whanne the our `of hem schal come, ye haue mynde, that Y seide to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

`But these things I have spoken to you, that when the hour may come, ye may remember them, that I said [them] to you, and these things to you from the beginning I did not say, because I was with you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 16:4

Wesley's Notes for John 16:4


16:4 I did not tell you these things at the beginning, because I was with you - To bear the chief shock in my own person, and to screen you from it.


People's Bible Notes for John 16:4


Joh 16:4 These things I said not unto you at the beginning. He had made his instructions as they were prepared to receive them, lesson by lesson.

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