John 16:7

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse; I tell you the trueth, it is expedient for you that I goe away: for if I goe not away, the Comforter will not come vnto you: but if I depart, I will send him vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send him unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But what I am saying is true: my going is for your good: for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
- Basic English Bible

But I say the truth to you, It is profitable for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go I will send him to you.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I depart; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.
- Webster's Bible

Yet it is the truth that I am telling you--it is to your advantage that I go away. For unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
- Weymouth Bible

Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
- World English Bible

But Y seie to you treuthe, it spedith to you, that Y go; for if Y go not forth, the coumfortour schal not come to you; but if Y go forth, Y schal sende hym to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

`But I tell you the truth; it is better for you that I go away, for if I may not go away, the Comforter will not come unto you, and if I go on, I will send Him unto you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 16:7


16:7 It is expedient for you - In respect of the Comforter, #John 16:7|, &c, and of me, #John 16:16|, &c, and of the Father, #John 16:23|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for John 16:7


Joh 16:7 It is expedient for you that I depart. What seemed then a crushing sorrow was a real blessing. His mission could never be accomplished unless he went away. For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come. While Christ was present in person, in bodily form, the Holy Spirit, the representative of the Godhead, could not come. Christ, as King, must send him, and on the day of Pentecost Peter declared, "He hath shed forth the things ye do see and hear" (Ac 2:33).

Discussion for John 16

  • Alex
    John 16 is prophetic of a Child that is in our near future, A baby Christ,HE is telling em that they are gonna travail in child birth via his seed,B/C i have spoken these WORDS ( his seed ) SORROWS HAS FILLED YOUR HEARTS,BUT AFTER THE CHILD COMES SHE REMEMBERS NO MORE THE SORROWS, THE CHILD IS THE H.G. THATS Y HE IS SAYING THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT, SHE BROUGHT FORTH A MAN CHILD.
  • Alex
    IMO this passage is prophetic of the last days when we will birth a baby christ BY HIS SEED WHICH IS HIS Words. B/c i have spoken these Words,HIS SEED sorrows have filled your hearts Our hearts is like a womb where that good seed has to be sown resulting in a birth of Christ in us, the SON OF MAN I.E OUR FRUIT A BABY CHRIST,BUT AFTER SHE IS DELIVERED OF THE CHILD SHE REMEMBERS NO MORE THE SORROWS.
  • Jeff Berry
    Ann M, we are all praying. Blessings!
  • Ann M
    Please pray for me
    Thank you
  • Joyce Ballentine
    I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT JESUS KEEPS IT REAL FOR US BELIEVERS! HE NEVER SUGAR COATED HIS MESSAGE TO APPEASE PEOPLE! HE NEVER TOLD US THAT LIVING IN THIS WORLD WOULD BE EASY CAUSE OF ALL THE TROUBLE IN THE WORLD CAUSE OF SIN! BUT HE DID PROMISES US PEACE IF WE REMAIN IN HIM!
  • A disciple
    George; "The kingdom of God comes not with observation; neither shall they say, Lo, here, or, Lo, there; for behold, the kingdom of God is within you." The world doesn't want to prepare themselves for the coming of the LORD; but instead to make themselves a king and a world system after the vanity and wickedness of their own evil imaginations; and the LORD has rejected the generation of His wrath.

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