Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

When a woman is about to give birth she has sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she has given birth to the child, the pain is put out of her mind by the joy that a man has come into the world.

New American Standard Bible

Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.

King James Version

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Holman Bible

When a woman is in labor she has pain because her time has come. But when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the suffering because of the joy that a person has been born into the world.

International Standard Version

When a woman is in labor she has pain, because her time has come. Yet when she has given birth to her child, she doesn't remember the agony anymore because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world.

A Conservative Version

When a woman brings forth she has pain because her hour has come. But when she has given birth to the child she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a man was born into the world.

American Standard Version

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but when she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for the joy that a man is born into the world.

Amplified

A woman, when she is in labor, has pain because her time [to give birth] has come; but when she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of her joy that a child has come into the world.

An Understandable Version

A woman has pain when giving birth because her time has come. But when the child is born, she does not remember the intense suffering because she is so happy over the child being born into the world.

Anderson New Testament

A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow, be cause her hour has come; but when the child is born, she no longer remembers the pain, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Common New Testament

When a woman is in labor she has sorrow, because her hour has come; but as soon as she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a child has been born into the world.

Daniel Mace New Testament

a woman when she is in travail, is afflicted at the approach of her pains: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, the remembrance of her anguish, is lost in her joy, that a man is born into the world.

Darby Translation

A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief because her hour has come; but when the child is born, she no longer remembers the trouble, on account of the joy that a man has been born into the world.

Godbey New Testament

When a woman may bring forth she has sorrow, because her hour has come: but when the little child may be born, she remembers her suffering no more, for the joy that a man has been born into the world.

Goodspeed New Testament

When a woman is in labor she is sorrowful, for her time has come; but when the child is born, she forgets her pain in her joy that a human being has been brought into the world.

John Wesley New Testament

A woman when she is in travel, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembreth the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Julia Smith Translation

A woman when she should bring forth, has grief, because her hour has come: and when the child should be born, she no more remembers the anguish, for the joy that a man was born into the world.

King James 2000

A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour has come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A woman, when she gives birth, experiences pain because her hour has come. But when [her] child is born, she no longer remembers the affliction, on account of the joy that a human being has been born into the world.

Modern King James verseion

The woman has grief when she bears, because her hour has come. But when she brings forth the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, because of the joy that a man is born into the world.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A woman when she travaileth hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Moffatt New Testament

When a woman is in labour she is sorry, for her time has come; but when the child is born she remembers her anguish no longer, for joy that a human being has been born into the world:

Montgomery New Testament

A woman in labor has grief because her hour is come; but when she has given birth to the babe she no longer remembers her anguish, because of joy that a child has been born into the world.

NET Bible

When a woman gives birth, she has distress because her time has come, but when her child is born, she no longer remembers the suffering because of her joy that a human being has been born into the world.

New Heart English Bible

A woman, when she gives birth, has pain, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she does not remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.

Noyes New Testament

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, through joy that a man is born into the world.

Sawyer New Testament

For when a woman is in labor she has pain, because her time has come; but when she has borne the child she no longer remembers the distress, because of joy that a man is born into the world.

The Emphasized Bible

A woman, as soon as she is about to bring forth, hath, grief, because her hour hath come; but, as soon as she hath given birth to the child, no longer, remembereth she the anguish, by reason of the joy, that a human being into the world hath been born.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but when the little son is born, she no more remembers the anguish, for joy that a man is brought into the world.

Twentieth Century New Testament

A woman in labor is in pain because her time has come; but no sooner is the child born, than she forgets her trouble in her joy that a man has been born into the world.

Webster

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

Weymouth New Testament

A woman, when she is in labour, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has given birth to the babe, she no longer remembers the pain, because of her joy at a child being born into the world.

Williams New Testament

When a woman is in labor, she is in pain, for her time has come, but when the baby is born, she forgets her pain because of her joy that a human being has been born into the world.

World English Bible

A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn't remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.

Worrell New Testament

A woman, when she is in travail, has sorrow, because her hour came; but, when she bears the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, because of the joy that a man was born into the world.

Worsley New Testament

A woman when she is in labor, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she is delivered of the child, she thinks no more of the anguish, for joy, that a man is born into the world.

Youngs Literal Translation

'The woman, when she may bear, hath sorrow, because her hour did come, and when she may bear the child, no more doth she remember the anguish, because of the joy that a man was born to the world.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A woman
γυνή 
Gune 
Usage: 187

ὅταν 
Hotan 
when, as soon as, as long as, that, whensoever, while, till
Usage: 49

she is in travail
τίκτω 
Tikto 
bring forth, be delivered, be born, be in travail, bear
Usage: 18

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

λύπη 
Lupe 
Usage: 12

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

her

Usage: 0

ὥρα 
Hora 
Usage: 67

is come
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

as soon as
ὅταν 
Hotan 
when, as soon as, as long as, that, whensoever, while, till
Usage: 49

γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

of the child
παιδίον 
Paidion 
Usage: 35

μνημονεύω 
Mnemoneuo 
Usage: 13

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἔτι 
Eti 
Usage: 75

the anguish
θλίψις 
Thlipsis 
Usage: 33

for
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

joy
χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

a man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

is born
γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 16:21

Devotionals containing John 16:21

References

Easton

Hastings

Images John 16:21

Context Readings

Jesus Predicts His Return To The Disciples

20 Truly I say to you, You will be weeping and sorrowing, but the world will be glad: you will be sad, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. 21 When a woman is about to give birth she has sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she has given birth to the child, the pain is put out of her mind by the joy that a man has come into the world. 22 So you have sorrow now: but I will see you again, and your hearts will be glad, and no one will take away your joy.


Cross References

Jeremiah 30:6-7

Put the question and see if it is possible for a man to have birth-pains: why do I see every man with his hands gripping his sides, as a woman does when the pains of birth are on her, and all faces are turned green?

1 Thessalonians 5:3

When they say, There is peace and no danger, then sudden destruction will come on them, as birth-pains on a woman with child; and they will not be able to get away from it.

Genesis 3:16

To the woman he said, Great will be your pain in childbirth; in sorrow will your children come to birth; still your desire will be for your husband, but he will be your master.

Genesis 21:6-7

And Sarah said, God has given me cause for laughing, and everyone who has news of it will be laughing with me.

Genesis 30:23-24

And she was with child, and gave birth to a son: and she said, God has taken away my shame.

1 Samuel 1:26-27

And she said, O my lord, as your soul is living, my lord, I am that woman who was making a prayer to the Lord here by your side:

Psalm 113:9

He gives the unfertile woman a family, making her a happy mother of children. Give praise to the Lord.

Isaiah 13:8

Their hearts will be full of fear; pains and sorrows will overcome them; they will be in pain like a woman in childbirth; they will be shocked at one another; their faces will be like flames.

Isaiah 26:16-18

Lord, in trouble our eyes have been turned to you, we sent up a prayer when your punishment was on us.

Hosea 13:13-14

The pains of a woman in childbirth will come on him: he is an unwise son, for at this time it is not right for him to keep his place when children come to birth.

Micah 4:10

Be in pain, make sounds of grief, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in childbirth: for now you will go out of the town, living in the open country, and will come even to Babylon; there you will have salvation; there the Lord will make you free from the hands of your haters.

Luke 1:57-58

Now it was time for Elisabeth to give birth, and she had a son.

Galatians 4:27

For it is in the Writings, You who have never given birth, be glad; give cries of joy, you who have had no birth-pains; for the children of her who has been given up by her husband are more than those of the woman who has a husband.

Revelation 12:2-5

And she was with child; and she gave a cry, in the pains of childbirth.

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