John 16:1
New International Version
"All this I have told you so that you will not fall away.

New Living Translation
"I have told you these things so that you won't abandon your faith.

English Standard Version
“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away.

Berean Study Bible
I have told you these things so that you will not fall away.

Berean Literal Bible
I have spoken these things to you that you might not fall away.

New American Standard Bible
"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.

King James Bible
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.

Christian Standard Bible
"I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.

Contemporary English Version
I am telling you these things, so that you will not turn away.

Good News Translation
"I have told you this, so that you will not give up your faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.

International Standard Version
"I have told you this to keep you from falling away.

NET Bible
"I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away.

New Heart English Bible
"I have said all these things to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have spoken these things with you that you would not be subverted.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Jesus continued,] "I have said these things to you so that you won't lose your faith.

New American Standard 1977
“These things I have spoken to you, that you may be kept from stumbling.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These things I have spoken unto you that ye should not be offended.

King James 2000 Bible
These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended.

American King James Version
These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended.

American Standard Version
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be caused to stumble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
THESE things have I spoken to you, that you may not be scandalized.

Darby Bible Translation
These things I have spoken unto you that ye may not be offended.

English Revised Version
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be made to stumble.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things have I spoken to you, that ye should not be offended.

Weymouth New Testament
"These things I have spoken to you in order to clear stumbling-blocks out of your path.

World English Bible
"These things have I spoken to you, so that you wouldn't be caused to stumble.

Young's Literal Translation
'These things I have spoken to you, that ye may not be stumbled,
Study Bible
Persecution Foretold
1I have told you these things so that you will not fall away. 2They will put you out of the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:6
Blessed is the one who does not fall away on account of Me."

John 15:18
If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first.

Treasury of Scripture

These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended.

John 16:4
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.

John 15:11
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Matthew 11:6
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.







Lexicon
I have told
λελάληκα (lelalēka)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

these things
Ταῦτα (Tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you will not fall away.
σκανδαλισθῆτε (skandalisthēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4624: From skandalon; to entrap, i.e. Trip up (transitively) or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure).
(1) These things have I spoken unto you.--Comp. Note on John 15:17. Here, too, the reference is to the things which he had just said (John 16:17-27). He had foretold them of the hatred of the world and also of the witness of the Spirit.

That ye should not be offended.--Comp. Matthew 11:6; Matthew 13:21; Matthew 24:10, et al. In St. John the word occurs only here and in John 6:61.

Verses 1-6. - (c) The bitter issues of the hostility of the world. Verse 1. - These things. What things? Primarily the explanation he had given of the opposition and hatred of the world, and the vast consolation which he had promised in the identification of the disciples with himself, and the witness which would be borne by the Paraclete; but not exclusively, for they include all the preparatory instructions based on his own Person, his going to the Father, his return in the power of the Spirit. Have I spoken to you, that ye should not be offended; that you should not be made to fall over the stumbling block of persecution, and the refusal of the people to hear your message concerning me. For the moment he passes over the terrible stumbling and falling of that very night, whose shadows were deepening as the hours moved on, and he anticipated their future temptations and the source of their ultimate heroism. 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.
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