John 16:4
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New International Version
I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you,

New Living Translation
Yes, I'm telling you these things now, so that when they happen, you will remember my warning. I didn't tell you earlier because I was going to be with you for a while longer.

English Standard Version
But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.

Berean Study Bible
But I have told you these things so that when their hour comes, you will remember that I told you about them. I did not tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.

Berean Literal Bible
But I have said these things to you, so that when their hour might have come, you may remember that I said them to you. Now I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James 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 unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I have told you these things so that when their time comes you may remember I told them to you. I didn't tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.

International Standard Version
But I've told you this, so that when the time comes you'll remember that I told you about them. I didn't tell you this in the beginning, because I was still with you."

NET Bible
But I have told you these things so that when their time comes, you will remember that I told you about them. "I did not tell you these things from the beginning because I was with you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have spoken these things with you that when their time comes, you will remember them; I did not tell you these things before, because I was with you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I've told you this so that when it happens you'll remember what I've told you. I didn't tell you this at first, because I was with you.

New American Standard 1977
“But these things I have spoken to you, that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I have told you these things that when that hour shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And I did not say these things unto you at the beginning because I was with you.

King James 2000 Bible
But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

American King James Version
But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not to you at the beginning, because I was with you.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But these things I have told you, that when the hour shall come, you may remember that I told you of them.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Persecution Foretold
3They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me. 4But I have told you these things so that when their hour comes, you will remember that I told you about them. I did not tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you. 5Now, however, I am going to Him who sent Me; yet none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’…
Cross References
Luke 1:2
just as they were handed down to us by the initial eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

John 13:19
I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it comes to pass, you will believe that I am He.
Treasury of Scripture

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

that when.

John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, you …

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is …

Isaiah 41:22,23 Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them …

Matthew 10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.

Mark 13:23 But take you heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

Luke 21:12,13 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute …

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

Acts 20:23,24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds …

2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our …

because.

John 17:12,13 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those …

Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridal chamber mourn, …

Mark 2:19 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridal chamber fast, …

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