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John 16:33


I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, 1  but take courage 2  – I have conquered the world.” 3 


1Sa 17:51,52; Ps 68:18; Ps 85:8-11; Isa 9:6,7; Mic 5:5; Lu 2:14; Lu 19:38; Joh 12:31; Joh 14:1; Joh 14:27; Joh 15:19-21; Joh 16:11; Ac 9:31; Ac 14:22; Ac 23:11; Ac 27:22,25; Ro 5:1,2; Ro 8:36; Ro 8:37; 2Co 1:3; 2Co 7:4; 2Co 13:11; Ga 1:4; Ga 6:14; Eph 2:14-17; Php 4:7; Col 1:20; 1Th 3:4; 1Th 3:7; 2Th 3:16; 2Ti 3:12; Heb 7:2; Heb 11:25; Heb 13:20,21; 1Pe 5:9; 1Jo 4:4; 1Jo 5:4; Re 7:14

NET © Notes

tn The one Greek term θλῖψις (qliyis) has been translated by an English hendiadys (two terms that combine for one meaning) “trouble and suffering.” For modern English readers “tribulation” is no longer clearly understandable.

tn Or “but be courageous.”

tn Or “I am victorious over the world,” or “I have overcome the world.”

sn The Farewell Discourse proper closes on the triumphant note I have conquered the world, which recalls 1:5 (in the prologue): “the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.” Jesus’ words which follow in chap. 17 are addressed not to the disciples but to his Father, as he prays for the consecration of the disciples.

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