John 16:2
New International Version
They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.

New Living Translation
For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God.

English Standard Version
They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.

Berean Study Bible
They 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.

Berean Literal Bible
They will put you out of the synagogues; but an hour is coming that everyone having killed you will think it is to offer a service to God.

New American Standard Bible
"They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.

King James Bible
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

Christian Standard Bible
They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering service to God.

Contemporary English Version
You will be chased out of the synagogues. And the time will come when people will kill you and think they are doing God a favor.

Good News Translation
You will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time will come when those who kill you will think that by doing this they are serving God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering service to God.

International Standard Version
You'll be thrown out of the synagogues. Yes, a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he's serving God.

NET Bible
They will put you out of the synagogue, yet a time is coming when the one who kills you will think he is offering service to God.

New Heart English Bible
They will put you out of the synagogues, but an hour is coming when whoever kills you will think that he is offering a service to God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For they shall put you out from their assemblies, and the hour will come when everyone who would kill you will think that he presents an offering to God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will be thrown out of synagogues. Certainly, the time is coming when people who murder you will think that they are serving God.

New American Standard 1977
“They will make you outcasts from the synagogue, but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall put you out of the synagogues, and the hour will even come when whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God service.

American King James Version
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.

American Standard Version
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God.

Darby Bible Translation
They shall put you out of the synagogues; but the hour is coming that every one who kills you will think to render service to God;

English Revised Version
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time cometh, that whoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service.

Weymouth New Testament
You will be excluded from the synagogues; nay more, the time is coming when any one who has murdered one of you will suppose he is offering service to God.

World English Bible
They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.

Young's Literal Translation
out of the synagogues they will put you; but an hour doth come, that every one who hath killed you, may think to offer service unto God;
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. 3They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.…
Cross References
Isaiah 66:5
You who tremble at His word, hear the word of the LORD: "Your brothers who hate and exclude you because of My name have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified that we may see your joy!' But they will be put to shame."

Daniel 11:33
Those with insight will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by sword and flame or be captured or plundered.

Matthew 24:9
Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.

Luke 6:22
Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil because of the Son of Man.

John 4:21
"Believe Me, woman," Jesus replied, "a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.

John 4:23
But a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such as these to worship Him.

John 9:22
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews. For the Jews had already determined that anyone who confessed Jesus as the Christ would be put out of the synagogue.

John 16:25
I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you this way, but will tell you plainly about the Father.

John 16:32
"Look, an hour is coming and has already come when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and you will leave Me all alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

Acts 26:9
So then, I too was convinced that I ought to do all I could to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Revelation 6:9
And when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had upheld.

Treasury of Scripture

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.

shall.

John 9:22,34
These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue…

John 12:42
Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

Luke 6:22
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

the time.

Isaiah 65:5
Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 24:9
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.







Lexicon
They will put
ποιήσουσιν (poiēsousin)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

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

out of the synagogues.
ἀποσυναγώγους (aposynagōgous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 656: Away from the synagogue, expelled from the synagogue, excommunicated. From apo and sunagoge; excommunicated.

In fact,
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

a time
ὥρα (hōra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

is coming
ἔρχεται (erchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

when
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.

anyone
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kills
ἀποκτείνας (apokteinas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 615: To put to death, kill; fig: I abolish. From apo and kteino; to kill outright; figuratively, to destroy.

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

will think
δόξῃ (doxē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.

he is offering
προσφέρειν (prospherein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4374: From pros and phero; to bear towards, i.e. Lead to, tender, treat.

a service
λατρείαν (latreian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2999: Service rendered to God, perhaps simply: worship. From latreuo; ministration of God, i.e. Worship.

to God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(2) They shall put you out of the synagogues.--Comp. Notes on John 9:22; John 12:42.

Will think that he doeth God service.--Better, will think that he offereth to God a sacrificial service. The word rendered "doeth" in the Authorised version, is the technical word for offering sacrifice. (Comp., e.g., Notes on Matthew 5:23; Matthew 8:4.) The word rendered "service" means the service of worship. This will be seen by a comparison of the other instances where it occurs in the New Testament--they are Romans 9:4; Romans 12:1, and Hebrews 9:1; Hebrews 9:6. A Rabbinic comment on Numbers 25:13, is, "Whosoever sheddeth the blood of the wicked is as he who offereth sacrifice." The martyrdom of Stephen, or St. Paul's account of himself as a persecutor (Acts 26:9; Galatians 1:13-14), shows how these words were fulfilled in the first years of the Church's history, and such accounts are not absent from that history's latest page.

Verses 2, 3. - They (used impersonally, as the German man, or the French ou) shall make (or, declare) you excommunicate - ἀποσυναγώγους "put you out of the synagogue," expel you from the fellowship of your country's worship (cf. John 9:22 and John 12:42) - nay, further (the ἀλλὰ abruptly introduces a very much stronger assertion) an hour cometh, that - ἵνα is here, by Meyer and many others, said to involve a Divine order, purpose, or destiny, intended by the drawing on of the foreordained crisis; but it seems enough to convey by it the contemplated result (see Canon Evans, Expositor, 1882) - whosoever killeth you will deem that he is offering service - sacrificial homage - to God (προσφέρειν; both these words are persistently used with this meaning. See, for προσφέρειν, Matthew 5:23; Matthew 8:4; Acts 7:42; Hebrews 5:1). The well-known quotation from 'Bammidbar Rabba,' fol. 329. 1, "Every one shedding the blood of the wicked is equal to him who offers sacrifice," may throw light on the expression. The intensity of the fanaticism was well exhibited in the persecution in which Stephen fell, and which St. Paul deemed worthy service, and one which he ought to have rendered (Acts 26:9; Galatians 1:13, 14). The curse was long and deep and tragic, and Christ explains it by the awful reiteration, These things will they do because they have not known the Father, nor me (see John 15:22, etc.). He reiterates the explanation already given of the manner and form as well as the fact of the world's hatred. 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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