John 16:20
Good News Translation
I am telling you the truth: you will cry and weep, but the world will be glad; you will be sad, but your sadness will turn into gladness.

Contemporary English Version
I tell you for certain that you will cry and be sad, but the world will be happy. You will be sad, but later you will be happy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

That.

John 16:6,33 But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. . . .

John 19:25-27 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen. . . .

Mark 14:72 And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep,

Mark 16:10 She went and told them that had been with him, who were mourning and weeping.

Luke 22:45,62 And when he rose up from prayer and was come to the disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow. . . .

Luke 23:47-49 Now, the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God, saying: Indeed this was a just man. . . .

Luke 24:17,21 And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one with another as you walk and are sad? . . .

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Job 20:5 That the praise of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment.

Matthew 21:38 But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance.

Matthew 27:39-44,62-66 And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, . . .

Mark 15:29-32 And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads and saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days buildest it up again: . . .

Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them and make merry: and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt upon the earth.

Revelation 18:7 As much as she hath glorified herself and lived in delicacies, so much torment and sorrow give ye to her. Because she saith in her heart: I sit a queen and am no widow: and sorrow I shall not see.

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Psalm 30:5,11 For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will. In the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness. . . .

Psalm 40:1-3 Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me. . . .

Psalm 97:11 Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. . . .

Isaiah 12:1 And thou shalt say in that day: I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, for thou wast angry with me: thy wrath is turned away, and thou hast comforted me.

Isaiah 25:8,9 He shall cast death down headlong for ever: and the Lord God shall wipe away tears from every face, and the reproach of his people he shall take away from off the whole earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. . . .

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to the mourners of Sion, and to give them a crown for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for the spirit of grief: and they shall be called in it the mighty ones of justice, the planting of the Lord to glorify him.

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the Lord, you that tremble at his word: Your brethren that hate you, and cast you out for my name's sake, have said: Let the Lord be glorified, and we shall see in your joy: but they shall be confounded.

Jeremiah 31:9-14,25 They shall come with weeping: and I will bring them back in mercy: and I will bring them through the torrents of waters in a right way, and they shall not stumble in it: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. . . .

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.

Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.

Acts 2:46,47 And continuing daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, they took their meat with gladness and simplicity of heart: . . .

Acts 5:41 And they indeed went from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were accounted worthy to suffer reproach for the name of Jesus.

Romans 5:2,3,11 By whom also we have access through faith into this grace wherein we stand: and glory in the hope of the glory of the sons of God. . . .

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing: as needy, yet enriching many: as having nothing and possessing all things.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity,

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord: receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope in grace, . . .

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations:

1 Peter 1:6-8 Wherein you shalt greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations: . . .

Jude 1:24 Now to him who is able to preserve you without sin and to present you spotless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Revelation 7:14-17 And I said to him: My Lord, thou knowest. And he said to me: These are they who are come out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb. . . .

Context
Grief to Joy
19And Jesus knew that they had a mind to ask him. And he said to them: Of this do you inquire among yourselves, because I said: A little while, and you shall not see me; and again a little while, and you shall see me? 20Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21A woman, when she is in labour, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:4
Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.

Mark 16:10
She went and told them that had been with him, who were mourning and weeping.

Luke 23:27
And there followed him a great multitude of people and of women, who bewailed and lamented him.

John 20:20
And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.

Additional Translations
Truly, truly, I tell you, you will weep and wail while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and will lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be grieved, but your grief will turn to joy.

Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, ye, but the world shall rejoice; and ye will be grieved, but your grief shall be turned to joy.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice: and ye will be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

In most solemn truth I tell you that you will weep aloud and lament, but the world will be glad. You will mourn, but your grief will be turned into gladness.

Most certainly I tell you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, and the world will rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow joy will become.
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