John 16:1
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New International Version
"All this I have told you so that you will not fall away.

New Living Translation
"I have told you these things so that you won't abandon your faith.

English Standard Version
“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away.

New American Standard Bible
"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.

King James Bible
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.

International Standard Version
"I have told you this to keep you from falling away.

NET Bible
"I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have spoken these things with you that you would not be subverted.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Jesus continued,] "I have said these things to you so that you won't lose your faith.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These things I have spoken unto you that ye should not be offended.

King James 2000 Bible
These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended.

American King James Version
These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended.

American Standard Version
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be caused to stumble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
THESE things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scandalized.

Darby Bible Translation
These things I have spoken unto you that ye may not be offended.

English Revised Version
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be made to stumble.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things have I spoken to you, that ye should not be offended.

Weymouth New Testament
"These things I have spoken to you in order to clear stumbling-blocks out of your path.

World English Bible
"These things have I spoken to you, so that you wouldn't be caused to stumble.

Young's Literal Translation
'These things I have spoken to you, that ye may not be stumbled,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1-6 Our Lord Jesus, by giving his disciples notice of trouble, designed that the terror might not be a surprise to them. It is possible for those who are real enemies to God's service, to pretend zeal for it. This does not lessen the sin of the persecutors; villanies will never be changed by putting the name of God to them. As Jesus in his sufferings, so his followers in theirs, should look to the fulfilling of Scripture. He did not tell them sooner, because he was with them to teach, guide, and comfort them; they needed not then this promise of the Holy Spirit's presence. It will silence us to ask, Whence troubles come? It will satisfy us to ask, Whither go they? for we know they work for good. It is the common fault and folly of melancholy Christians to look only on the dark side of the cloud, and to turn a deaf ear to the voice of joy and gladness. That which filled the disciples' hearts with sorrow, was too great affection for this present life. Nothing more hinders our joy in God, than the love of the world, and the sorrow of the world which comes from it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 1-6. - (c) The bitter issues of the hostility of the world. Verse 1. - These things. What things? Primarily the explanation he had given of the opposition and hatred of the world, and the vast consolation which he had promised in the identification of the disciples with himself, and the witness which would be borne by the Paraclete; but not exclusively, for they include all the preparatory instructions based on his own Person, his going to the Father, his return in the power of the Spirit. Have I spoken to you, that ye should not be offended; that you should not be made to fall over the stumbling block of persecution, and the refusal of the people to hear your message concerning me. For the moment he passes over the terrible stumbling and falling of that very night, whose shadows were deepening as the hours moved on, and he anticipated their future temptations and the source of their ultimate heroism.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

These things have I spoken unto you,.... Concerning the world's hatred and persecution of them, and the little regard they would show to their doctrine: these things Christ thought, proper to give them notice of before hand, that expecting them, they might be prepared for them, and be fortified against them;

that, says he,

ye should not be offended: his view in speaking of them, was not to discourage them, but to prevent their stumbling at them, and falling by them. Hardships coming upon persons at unawares, bear the harder upon their spirits, and they are more apt to take offence at them and be impatient under them, which is prevented by previous intimation: had Christ said nothing of these things that should befall his disciples, they might have surprised them, and have been a stumbling to them; and might have tempted them to have relinquished their profession of him, and dropped their ministerial work; whereas being apprized of them before hand, they were not so shocking to them. This shows the tender concern of Christ for his disciples, how careful he was to remove, every occasion of stumbling, or what might be matter of offence to them; and may teach us to act in such like manner towards one another, in this, or any other case.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 16

Joh 16:1-33. Discourse at the Supper Table Concluded.

1-5. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended—both the warnings and the encouragements just given.

John 16:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Warning
1"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling. 2"They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:6
Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."

John 15:18
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
Treasury of Scripture

These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended.

John 16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, …

John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, …

Matthew 11:6 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

Matthew 13:21,57 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when …

Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and …

Matthew 26:31-33 Then said Jesus to them, All you shall be offended because of me …

Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing …

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere …

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which …

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