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John 16:8

8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:

Read John 16:8 Using Other Translations

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.

What does John 16:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 16:8

And when he is come
The coming of the Spirit here, chiefly designs his descent upon the apostles, at the day of "Pentecost": as the things ascribed to him, and which were then done by him, clearly show; though it may also include his coming along with, and by the ministration of the Gospel, into the hearts of his people at conversion, in all after ages of time:

he will reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment:
by "the world" is principally meant, the Jews; the world among whom Christ personally was, who knew him not, disbelieved him, rejected him as the Messiah, hated and persecuted him, even unto death; though not to the exclusion of the Gentiles, the whole world that lies in wickedness; since both joined, and were concerned in these things, and reproved of them; which "reproving", as it may respect different persons, may intend both such reproofs and convictions, as are not attended with conversion, and issue in salvation; and such as are powerful, spiritual, and to saving purposes: the several things the Spirit of God is said to reprove of, being repeated in the following verses, with reasons or specifications annexed to them, will be there considered.

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