John 16:7 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary


1) "Nevertheless I tell you the truth;" (all' ego ten aletheian lego humin) "But I tell you all the truth," disclose to you all, my true comrads my witnesses. My chosen ones, my church, this because I see and know the end, the whole end, the whole, to your advantage.

2) "It is expedient for you that I go away:" (sumpherei humin hina ego apeltho) "It is to your benefit that I should go away," to your advantage, to you my church people, who are to do my work while I am away in my Father's estate, preparing an estate residence for each of you all, Joh 14:1-3; 1Co 2:9; Joh 20:21-22.

3) "For if I go not away," (ean gar me apeltho) "For if I do not go away," as it is in the will of the Father, to my Father, to commune with Him as person-to-person, as I have told you that I would, Joh 14:1-3; Joh 14:16-18.

4) "The Comforter will not come unto you;" (ho parakletos ou me elthe pros humas) "The Comforter (paraclete) does not or will not come to you all by any means," unless and until I do go to the Father, Joh 14:16; Joh 14:19-21; Joh 14:25-27.

5) "But if I depart," (ena de poreutho) "Yet if I go away," as I will, as I have told you, again and again.

6) "I will send him unto you." (pempso auton pros humas) "I will send him to you all," in and on behalf of my Father, which He did, Luk 24:49; Act 2:1-4. The universal presence of the Holy Spirit, in and through the personal, physical, restricted presence of Christ, would be on earth, as indicated, Joh 16:8-11, as follows:

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

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary