John 16:7
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English Standard Version
Nevertheless, 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.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go: for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
"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.

John 16:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

It is expedient (συμφέρει)

From σόν together, and φέρω to bear or bring. The underlying idea of the word is concurrence of circumstances.

Go away (ἀπέλθω)

The different words for go should be noted in this verse, and John 16:10. Here, expressing simple departure from a point.

Depart (πορευθῶ)

Rev., go. With the notion of going for a purpose, which is expressed in I will send him.

John 16:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I tell.

John 8:45,46 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not...

Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months...

Luke 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

It.

John 11:50-52 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not...

John 14:3,28 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also...

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

the Comforter.

John 7:39 (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given...

John 14:16,17,26 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever...

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father...

but.

Psalm 68:18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have received gifts for men; yes, for the rebellious also...

Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father on you: but tarry you in the city of Jerusalem...

Acts 1:4,5 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem...

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost...

Ephesians 4:8-13 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men...

Cross References
John 14:16
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,

John 14:26
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 16:8
And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:

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