“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)
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.
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).