John 16:8

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he is come, he will reproue the world of sinne, and of righteousnesse, and of iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he, when he comes, will make the world conscious of sin, and of righteousness, and of being judged:
- Basic English Bible

And having come, he will bring demonstration to the world, of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
- Darby Bible

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
- Webster's Bible

And He, when He comes, will convict the world in respect of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; --
- Weymouth Bible

When he has come, he will convict the world about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment;
- World English Bible

And whanne he cometh, he schal repreue the world of synne, and of riytwisnesse, and of doom.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having come, He will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 16:8


16:8 He - Observe his twofold office; toward the world, #John 16:8|, &c; toward believers, #John 16:12|, &c: will convince - All of the world - Who do not obstinately resist, by your preaching and miracles, of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment - He who is convinced of sin either accepts the righteousness of Christ, or is judged with Satan. An abundant accomplishment of this we find in the Acts of the Apostles.


People's Bible Notes for John 16:8


Joh 16:8 He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. The Revised Version more correctly renders, "Will convict the world in respect of sin". There are three points concerning which the world would be convicted, concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit would effect these important results through some means. If we would understand the methods we have only to turn over to the fulfillment of these predictions recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. In Ac 2:38, the Holy Spirit fell upon eleven apostles and they spoke as "the Spirit gave them utterance" (Ac 2:4). The words that they spoke were the words of the Holy Spirit. In the record of what was said by the mouth of Peter, we find that the Spirit convicted (1) of sin, in that those who heard had rejected the Lord of life and glory; (2) of righteousness, in that it was demonstrated by the manifestations of that hour that God had exalted the Lord whom they had condemned to his own right hand; (3) of judgment, in that they were assured of the "wrath to come" (Mt 3:7 Lu 3:7 1Th 1:10), and warned to "save themselves from this untoward generation" (Ac 2:40).

Discussion for John 16:8

  • The Holy Spirit speaks to us because of our salvation by faith in Jesus Christ the Messiah. We are no longer in darkness. The Holy Spirit guides us to walk with God, by reminding us to turn away from a life of sin.
  • Acoording to the history, why the Koran mention about the birth of Christ, and a lot of lists of sins had described. Is it "He " in this case is Mohammad?
  • Rev. Kenneth Ordway for verse 8
    These are the last days when men are seeking for answers but not listning to their hearts or the Holy Spirit! Time is so short it waits for no man! Let John 16:8 expload in your heart! See my facebook Kenneth Ordway
  • Jennie burrow for verse 8
    I have never truly got it before. This is an eye opener that describes the reality of my life here today. I am truly bewildered.

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