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

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

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

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,

John 16:1 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

These things have I spoken - Particularly what is mentioned in the two last chapters.

Be offended - Ἱνα μη σκανδαλισθητε, That ye should not be stumbled. May not fall away from the faith, nor receive any injury to your souls, as that man does to his body who stumbles, or falls over a stone, or block, in the way which he has not discovered.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them...

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

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

Matthew 13:21,57 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution rises because of the word...

Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Matthew 26:31-33 Then said Jesus to them, All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd...

Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby your brother stumbles, or is offended, or is made weak.

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...

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Presence in Absence
Eversley, third Sunday after Easter. 1862. St John xvi. 16. "A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father." Divines differ, and, perhaps, have always differed, about the meaning of these words. Some think that our Lord speaks in them of His death and resurrection. Others that He speaks of His ascension and coming again in glory. I cannot decide which is right. I dare not decide. It is a very solemn thing--too solemn
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

May 14 Morning
The fellowship of His sufferings.--PHI. 3:10. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.--In the world ye shall have tribulation.--Because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. I looked for some to take pity, but there was none.--At my
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Peace and victory
'These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.'--JOHN xvi. 33. So end these wonderful discourses, and so ends our Lord's teaching before His passion. He gathers up in one mighty word the total intention of these sweet and deep sayings which we have so long been pondering together. He sketches in broad outline the continual characteristics of the disciples' life, and closes all with the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

Why Christ Speaks
'These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor Me. 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. But now I go My way to Him that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

John 15:27
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