John 16:20 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Verily, verily, I say unto you," (amen, amen, lego humin) "Truly, truly, I tell you all," so that you may be prepared for the shock of the moment, Eph 6:10-18.

2) "That ye shall weep and lament," (hoti klausete kai threnesete kumeis) "That you all will weep and lament," at the cruel death you shall see me die, marred and mutilated before your eyes, when you can do nothing to prevent it, Isa 52:14; Isa 53:4-5; Gal 3:13; Luk 24:16-20. The term lamentation was usually associated with death, and the dead, as in Jer 21:10.

3) "But the world shall rejoice:" (ho de kosmos charesetai) "Then the world order will rejoice," with a fickle pleasure, which is for but a moment, a joy of worldly kind that fades so soon, 2Co 4:18; 1Jn 2:16-17. The world had its temporary time of rejoicing at the trial and crucifixion of Christ, Mat 27:39-44.

4) "And ye shall be sorrowful," (humeis lupethesethe) "And you all will be grieved," or sorrow-stricken at my death, my burial, and my absence from you for a little time, as reflected, Luk 24:17; Luk 24:21.

5) "But your sorrow shall be turned into joy." (all' he lupe humon eis charan genesetai) "But your grief will become (be turned to) joy," as it was at the resurrection, at Pentecost, at the ascension, and is today, Joh 16:33; Php_4:4; 1Th 5:16.

Consult other comments:

John 16:20 - The Greek Testament

John 16:20 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 16:20 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:20 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:20 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 16:20 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:20 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:20 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:20 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:20 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:20 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:20 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:20 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:20 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:20 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 16:20 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:20 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 16:20 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:20 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:20 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:20 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:20 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 16:20 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:20 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:20 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:20 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:20 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary