John 16:22
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New International Version
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

New Living Translation
So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.

English Standard Version
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

King James Bible
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So you also have sorrow now. But I will see you again. Your hearts will rejoice, and no one will rob you of your joy.

International Standard Version
Now you are having pain. But I'll see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

NET Bible
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You also now have sorrow, but I shall see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man shall take from you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Now you're in a painful situation. But I will see you again. Then you will be happy, and no one will take that happiness away from you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and no one shall take your joy from you.

King James 2000 Bible
And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.

American King James Version
And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.

American Standard Version
And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one taketh away from you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So also you now indeed have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye now therefore have grief; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one takes from you.

English Revised Version
And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one taketh away from you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Weymouth New Testament
So you also now have sorrow; but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be glad, and your gladness no one will take away from you.

World English Bible
Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye, therefore, now, indeed, have sorrow; and again I will see you, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one doth take from you,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:16-22 It is good to consider how near our seasons of grace are to an end, that we may be quickened to improve them. But the sorrows of the disciples would soon be turned into joy; as those of a mother, at the sight of her infant. The Holy Spirit would be their Comforter, and neither men nor devils, neither sufferings in life nor in death, would ever deprive them of their joy. Believers have joy or sorrow, according to their sight of Christ, and the tokens of his presence. Sorrow is coming on the ungodly, which nothing can lessen; the believer is an heir to joy which no one can take away. Where now is the joy of the murderers of our Lord, and the sorrow of his friends?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - And, so he continues, ye therefore indeed now have sorrow - your hearts are troubled, you weep and lament to-night, your desolation for "a little while" will be utter collapse and dismay - but I shall see you again. He does not repeat, "Ye shall behold me" (θεωρεῖτέ με, cf. John 14:19), but "I shall see you (ὔψομαι ὑμᾶς)." The same word, however, is used repeatedly in the record of the resurrection, and in Ver. 19 he had said ὄψεσθέ με. The point of the vision is his own consciousness of their human need filling all the forty days with its glory. The occasional manifestations of his Person during that interval helped them in a wonderful way to recognize the fact that he was ever watching them, and was at their side under all the circumstances of human life. And your heart shall rejoice, and this joy of yours no one taketh (present in the full sense of a realized future) from you. The ὄψομαι ὑμᾶς lends itself to the larger conception which, by the gift of the Holy Ghost, they at length fully apprehended, that he was with them always, even to the end of the world. That conviction was forced upon them before Pentecost (see Matthew 28:19, 20, and the account in this Gospel of the spiration and communication of the Holy Ghost, John 20:22), before he came as the sound of a rushing mighty wind, or sat in tongues of flame on their heads. Your joy in the sense of my constant presence no one, neither man nor devil, taketh away from you. That presence will not be any further exposed to Jewish malice or treachery, nor darkened by persecution, nor destroyed by death; though with bodily eyes ye see me not, yet, fully realizing that my eye is on you, "you will rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory" (1 Peter 1:8).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And ye now therefore have sorrow,.... This is the application of the preceding case. As it is with a woman in travail, when her hour is come, so it was now with them, and would be when Christ was removed from them; and as it is with every believer, when Christ is absent: for though there are many things that cause sorrow now, as sin, Satan, and afflictive dispensations of providence, yet nothing more sensibly touches believers to the quick, and gives them more uneasiness, than when Christ is out of sight: the reasons are, because he is so nearly related to them, being their everlasting Father, kind husband, loving brother, and faithful friend; and because they are so strongly affected to him, there is none like him in their esteem in heaven and in earth: he is the person whom their souls love; he is the very life of their souls; his favour, his gracious presence is life to them, and his absence is as death; nor can they be easy, but are restless, and upon the inquiry after him, until he returns to them, which he does in his own time; and therefore this sorrow is but now, for the present, it is not perpetual.

But I will see you again; as he did see his disciples upon his resurrection once and again, for the space of forty days, at certain times, by intervals: and so, in a spiritual sense, he comes and sees his people, makes them a visit, manifests himself unto them, and abides with them: they are always under his omniscient eye; he always sees them as God; and they are always under his eye of love, grace, and mercy, as Mediator: but this means such a seeing of them, as that they see him as well as he sees them; and is expressive of a delightful intercourse between Christ and them, than which nothing is more desirable:

and your heart shall rejoice: as did the hearts of the disciples, when they saw Christ risen from the dead; and as the hearts of believers do, when Christ so looks upon them that they can view him with an eye of faith; such a sight is a heart rejoicing one. To see the glory and beauty of Christ's person, the fulness and suitableness of him as a Saviour; to have an appropriating view of him as such; or to see him so as to have sensible communion with him, must needs fill the heart of a believer with joy unspeakable, and full of glory: such a sight of Christ will rejoice the heart under a sense of sin, the pollution and guilt of it, when tempted by Satan, or under God's afflicting hand, and even in the view of death and eternity.

And your joy no man taketh from you. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment, and the joy of the chief priests, Scribes, and Pharisees, was a short lived one, on account of Christ's death; for Jesus was soon raised from the dead, and the apostles were filled with the Spirit, and went forth boldly preaching in the name of Christ, to the great grief of these men. But the joy of the disciples was durable; their risen Lord would never die more; the blessings of grace, such as redemption, pardon, righteousness, and atonement, would, and do ever remain as the foundation of solid joy: nor could a stranger intermeddle with it; "not one", either man or devil could take it away, not by all the reproaches they could cast upon them, or persecutions they could follow them with: and so, though a believer's joy may be damped by sin, and Satan, and the world, it may not be always in lively exercise; yet the matter of it always remains in Christ, and the principle of it in themselves can never be destroyed, but will issue in everlasting joy in another world.



John 16:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Disciples' Grief will Turn to Joy
21"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. 22"Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
Cross References
Psalm 33:21
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

Jeremiah 31:12
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more.

John 14:1
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.

John 14:19
Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

John 16:6
Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.

John 16:16
Jesus went on to say, "In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."

John 20:20
After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:10
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
Treasury of Scripture

And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.

ye now.

John 16:6,20 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart…

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John 14:1,27 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me…

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Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

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and your.

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1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

1 Peter 4:13,14 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; …

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