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Verses of John 16

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John 16:7 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

In these words our Saviour urges his disciples to submit to his departure, as that which would make way for his sending the Comforter to them; which he assures them, would be of more advantage to them than his own stay and continuance amongst them.

Thence learn, that the presence of the Holy Spirit with us is a greater comfort and advantage to us than the presence of Christ in the flesh amongst us.

The benefit of Christ's conversation was great; but the advantage of the Spirit's renovation and holy inspiration is much greater; the one encourages and incites us to be holy, but the other quickens and enables us to be holy.

Therefore well might Christ say, It is expedient, or highly necessary and advantageous, for you, that I go away. He subjoins a reason: If I go not away, the Comforter will not come; but if I depart, I will send him to you.

Whence we learn, that Christ's ascension was indispensibly necessary, in order to the Spirit's mission; the Spirit could not have descended, if Christ had not first ascended; the Spirit could not come, but by the gift and mission of the Mediator.

Now the sending of the Spirit being a part of Christ's royalty, as mediator, it was not convenient that the Spirit should be sent, till Christ was crowned, and sat down on his throne in his kingdom: then the Spirit was to make application to us, of the redemption purchased for us.

Verses of John 16

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Consult other comments:

John 16:7 - The Greek Testament

John 16:7 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 16:7 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:7 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 16:7 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 16:7 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 16:7 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 16:7 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 16:7 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 16:7 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:7 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 16:7 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 16:7 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 16:7 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 16:7 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 16:7 - The Great Texts of the Bible

John 16:7 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 16:7 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 16:7 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 16:7 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 16:7 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

John 16:7 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 16:7 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 16:7 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 16:7 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 16:7 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 16:7 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 16:7 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 16:7 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 16:7 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 16:7 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 16:7 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 16:7 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 16:7 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament