John 16:8
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English Standard Version
And when he comes, he 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:

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.

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; --

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Vincent's Word Studies

Will reprove (ἐλέγξει)

See on John 3:20. Rev., convict.

Of sin - righteousness - judgment (περί)

Literally, concerning. Rev., in respect of. Of gives a wrong impression, viz., that He will convict the world of being sinful, unrighteous, and exposed to judgment. This is true, but the preposition implies more. He will convict the world as respects these three; that is, will convict it of ignorance of their real nature.

Righteousness (δικαιοσύνης)

Only here and John 16:10 in the Gospel. It occurs in the First Epistle and in Revelation.

John 16:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he will.

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brothers...

Acts 16:29,30 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas...

reprove. or, convince.

John 8:9,46 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the oldest, even to the last...

1 Corinthians 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

Jude 1:15 To execute judgment on all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed...

Cross References
John 16:7
Nevertheless, 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.

John 16:9
concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;

1 Corinthians 14:24
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all,

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