John 16:8
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New International Version
When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:

New Living Translation
And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God's righteousness, and of the coming judgment.

English Standard Version
And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:

Berean Study Bible
And when He comes, He will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:

Berean Literal Bible
And having come, He will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment:

New American Standard Bible
"And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment:

International Standard Version
When he comes, he will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment—

NET Bible
And when he comes, he will prove the world wrong concerning sin and righteousness and judgment--

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And when he comes, he will correct the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment;”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will come to convict the world of sin, to show the world what has God's approval, and to convince the world that God judges it.

New American Standard 1977
“And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment:

King James 2000 Bible
And when he is come, he will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment.

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

English Revised Version
And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and having come, He will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:7-15 Christ's departure was necessary to the Comforter's coming. Sending the Spirit was to be the fruit of Christ's death, which was his going away. His bodily presence could be only in one place at one time, but his Spirit is every where, in all places, at all times, wherever two or three are gathered together in his name. See here the office of the Spirit, first to reprove, or to convince. Convincing work is the Spirit's work; he can do it effectually, and none but he. It is the method the Holy Spirit takes, first to convince, and then to comfort. The Spirit shall convince the world, of sin; not merely tell them of it. The Spirit convinces of the fact of sin; of the fault of sin; of the folly of sin; of the filth of sin, that by it we are become hateful to God; of the fountain of sin, the corrupt nature; and lastly, of the fruit of sin, that the end thereof is death. The Holy Spirit proves that all the world is guilty before God. He convinces the world of righteousness; that Jesus of Nazareth was Christ the righteous. Also, of Christ's righteousness, imparted to us for justification and salvation. He will show them where it is to be had, and how they may be accepted as righteous in God's sight. Christ's ascension proves the ransom was accepted, and the righteousness finished, through which believers were to be justified. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. All will be well, when his power is broken, who made all the mischief. As Satan is subdued by Christ, this gives us confidence, for no other power can stand before him. And of the day of judgment. The coming of the Spirit would be of unspeakable advantage to the disciples. The Holy Spirit is our Guide, not only to show us the way, but to go with us by continued aids and influences. To be led into a truth is more than barely to know it; it is not only to have the notion of it in our heads, but the relish, and savour, and power of it in our hearts. He shall teach all truth, and keep back nothing profitable, for he will show things to come. All the gifts and graces of the Spirit, all the preaching, and all the writing of the apostles, under the influence of the Spirit, all the tongues, and miracles, were to glorify Christ. It behoves every one to ask, whether the Holy Spirit has begun a good work in his heart? Without clear discovery of our guilt and danger, we never shall understand the value of Christ's salvation; but when brought to know ourselves aright, we begin to see the value of the Redeemer. We should have fuller views of the Redeemer, and more lively affections to him, if we more prayed for, and depended on the Holy Spirit.
Study Bible
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
7But I tell you the truth, it is for your benefit that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. 8And when He comes, He will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: 9in regard to sin, because they do not believe in Me;…
Cross References
John 16:7
But I tell you the truth, it is for your benefit that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

John 16:9
in regard to sin, because they do not believe in Me;

1 Corinthians 14:24
But if an unbeliever or uninstructed person comes in while everyone is prophesying, he will be convicted and called to account by all,
Treasury of Scripture

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

he will.

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of …

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said …

Acts 16:29,30 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and …

reprove. or, convince.

John 8:9,46 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, …

1 Corinthians 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or …

Jude 1:15 To execute judgment on all, and to convince all that are ungodly …

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