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

New Living Translation
Instead, you grieve because of what I've told you.

English Standard Version
But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

New American Standard Bible
"But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

King James Bible
But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet, because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

International Standard Version
But because I have told you this, sorrow has filled your hearts.

NET Bible
Instead your hearts are filled with sadness because I have said these things to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For I said these things to you and sadness has come and has filled your hearts.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But because I've told you this, you're filled with sadness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow has filled your heart.

King James 2000 Bible
But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow has filled your heart.

American King James Version
But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

American Standard Version
But because I have spoken these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

Darby Bible Translation
But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

English Revised Version
But because I have spoken these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
But because I have said these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

Weymouth New Testament
But grief has filled your hearts because I have said all this to you.

World English Bible
But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your heart.

Young's Literal Translation
but because these things I have said to you, the sorrow hath filled your heart.
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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But because I have said these things to you,.... Of being hated and persecuted by the Jews, of being put out of their synagogues, and of losing of their lives; and particularly of his departure from them, or the loss of his bodily presence:

sorrow hath filled your heart; sorrow for his absence so possessed their minds, seized on all the powers and faculties of their souls, and engrossed all their thoughts, that it never entered into the heart of any of them, to inquire about the place he was going to, or the state he should enter upon; which had they had any right notions of, would have greatly contributed to have abated their sorrow, quieted their minds, made them easy under, and reconciled them unto, his departure from them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6, 7. But because I have said these things … sorrow hath filled your heart—Sorrow had too much paralyzed them, and He would rouse their energies.

John 16:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Holy Spirit Promised
5"But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?' 6"But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.…
Cross References
John 14:1
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.

John 16:22
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.
Treasury of Scripture

But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

John 16:20-22 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the …

John 14:1,27,28 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me…

John 20:11-15 But Mary stood without at the sepulcher weeping: and as she wept, …

Luke 22:45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he …

Luke 24:17 And he said to them, What manner of communications are these that …

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