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

  • Ray321
    Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:50 THIS IS --- MY COMFORT --- IN MY AFFLICTION FOR THY WORD HATH QUICKENED ME JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 1:3 BLESSED BE GOD --- EVEN THE FATHER --- OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE FATHER OF ALL MERCIES AND THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT --1:4-- WHO COMFORTETH US IN ALL OUR TRIBULATION THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO COMFORT THEM WHICH ARE IN ANY TROUBLE BY THE COMFORT WHEREWITH WE OURSELVES ARE COMFORTED OF GOD
  • Eric
    To Insight777 - The comforter is not the bible. The comforter is the Holy Spirit which has been given unto us.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We are assured by Jesus' saying in verse 26: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
  • Insight777
    V7, The Apostles said Jesus taught in parables. I think the Comforter is symbolic for the Bible.
    The Bible is carried through the centuries for spiritual comfort and truth. Jesus gives us this path to follow him until the end of days. Jesus will return because God loves the human creation He made. Because of evil lust for power a great final war created by man destroys the earth and all on it.

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