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

  • April
    He Lives!,He Lives!,Christ Jesus lives today,he walks with me and talks with me upon life narrow ways,He Lives!,He lives!,Salvation to impart,You ask me how I know he lives,he lives within my heart.Amen to yeshua/yaway,Thank you so much for giving such a precious gift to us all,Thank you so much for being there father and your begotten son for SALVATION,he has risen on the morrow,Praise YeshuaAmen
  • Logan
    May all praise be to God, the verse John 16:33 is true, like all of God's Word, and it applies to us as followers of Christ. guys highlight this in a Bible you own.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you, Lord.
  • Irene123
    V. 2 - " ,,, he that killeth you will think he doeth God service." Acts 9:1-2.
  • A disciple
    Some important things to know about WHY we are still here, and that we should not be scandalized because of the Lord's purpose in leaving us here. Comforter, or Paraclete, means the Source and Presence of [our] Calling. It is Profitable FOR US that the Spirit come to us, TO CONVICT THE WORLD OF SIN, OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND OF JUDGMENT. For this they will Work Against Us from out of the Synagogues.
  • Mark Petersen
    These verses from John 16 are an encouragement to true followers of Jesus Christ. "In the world, ye shall have tribulation." A person who loves Christ WILL suffer persefution because of Him. When we walk in truth and obedience to God and the scripture we have this proof of rejection that shows we have eternal life. Praise God for not leaving us alone, but giving us His Spirit to help us abide!!

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