Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
but as to me, because I tell you the truth, you do not believe me.
I assure you, though there were many widows in Israel, when the heaven had furnished no rain for three years and a half, and a great famine spread through all the land:
I declare unto you, there are some here present, who shall not die, till they see the Messiah reign.
then Peter thus began, now I plainly perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
you little consider it is our interest, that one man should die for the people, to prevent the destruction of the whole nation.
and when I am gone, and have prepar'd a place for you, I will come again, to take you with me, that where I am there ye may be also.
We know too, that all things co-operate for the good of those who love God, who, pursuant to his purpose, has now called them:
2 Corinthians 4:17
for the light affliction, which I at present suffer, will be infinitely over-ballanced by an eternal weight of glory;
(but this he meant of the spirit, which they that believed on him, should receive: for the spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)
and I will pray the father, and he shall give you another advocate, to abide with you for ever;
but when the advocate is come, whom I will send to you from the father, even the spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the father, he shall testify of me.
and my inclination to abide in this life, as being more advantageous for YOU: