John 16:20
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English Standard Version
Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.

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

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

John 16:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Weep - lament - be sorrowful (κλαύσετε - θρηνήσετε - λυπηθήσεσθε)

Of these three words, the last is the most general in meaning, expressing every species of pain, of body or of soul, and not necessarily the outward manifestation of sorrow. Both the other words denote audible expressions of grief. Θρηνέω marks the more formal expression. It means to utter a dirge over the dead. Thus Homer, of the mourning over Hector in Troy:

"On a fair couch they laid the corse, and placed

Singers beside it leaders of the dirge (θρηνων),

Who sang (ἐθρήνεον) a sorrowful, lamenting strain,

And all the women answered it with sobs."

"Iliad," xxiv. 720-722.

The verb occurs Matthew 11:17; Luke 7:32; Luke 23:27. Κλαίω means audible weeping, the crying of children, as distinguished from δακρύω, to shed tears, to weep silently, which occurs but once in the New Testament, of Jesus' weeping (John 11:35). See on Luke 7:32.

John 16:20 Parallel Commentaries

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That.

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

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

Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said to him, Before the cock crow twice...

Mark 16:10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

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

Luke 23:47-49 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man...

Luke 24:17,21 And he said to them, What manner of communications are these that you have one to another, as you walk, and are sad...

but the.

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

Matthew 21:38 But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him...

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

Mark 15:29-32 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, you that destroy the temple, and build it in three days...

Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell on the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another...

Revelation 18:7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she said in her heart...

your.

Psalm 30:5,11 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning...

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry...

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

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

Isaiah 12:1 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away...

Isaiah 25:8,9 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces...

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brothers that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said...

Jeremiah 31:9-14,25 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them...

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

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

Acts 2:46,47 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house...

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

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

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

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

1 Peter 1:6-8 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations...

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Revelation 7:14-17 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes...

Cross References
Matthew 5:4
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Mark 16:10
She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

Luke 23:27
And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him.

John 20:20
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

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