Parallel Verses

Anderson New Testament

But yet I tell you the truth: it is profitable for you that I go away. For if I go not away, the Paraclete will not come to you. But if I go away, I will send him to you.

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James 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 depart, I will send him unto you.

Holman Bible

Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send Him to you.

International Standard Version

However, I'm telling you the truth. It's for your advantage that I'm going away, because if I don't go away, the Helper won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.

A Conservative Version

Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I depart, for if I do not depart, the helper will not come to you. But whenever I go, I will send him to 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.

Amplified

However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you].

An Understandable Version

Yet I am telling you the truth: It will be helpful to you for me to go away. For unless I go, the Helper [i.e., the Holy Spirit] will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away. For if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I do not go away, the advocate will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

But now I tell you the truth; it is profitable to you that I may go away. For if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I may go, I will send Him to you.

Goodspeed New Testament

Yet it is only the truth when I tell you that it is better for you that I should go away. For if I do not go, the Helper will not come to you, but if I go I will send him to you.

John Wesley New Testament

But I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go: for if I go not, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.

Julia Smith Translation

But I say the truth to you; it is profitable to you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Intercessor shall not come to you; and if I go, I will send him to you.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

Modern King James verseion

But I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you. But if I depart, I will send Him to you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is expedient for you that I go away. For if I go not away, that comforter will not come unto you. But if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Moffatt New Testament

Yet ??I am telling you the truth ??my going is for your good. If I do not depart, the Helper will not come to you; whereas if I go, I will send him to you.

Montgomery New Testament

"Yet?? am telling you the truth??y going is for your good. For unless I go away the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart I will send him unto you.

NET Bible

But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I am going away. For if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you.

New Heart English Bible

Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.

Noyes New Testament

But I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I depart. For if I do not depart, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

Sawyer New Testament

But I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I should 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.

The Emphasized Bible

But, I, the truth, am telling you - It is profitable for you, that, I, depart; for, if I should not depart, The Advocate, would in nowise come unto you, but, if I go, I will send him unto you.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Yet I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I went not away, the Comforter would not come to you; but if I go, I will send him unto you.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yet I am only telling you the truth; it is for your good that I should go away. For otherwise the Helper will never come to you, but, if I leave you, I will send him to you.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Yet it is nothing but the truth I now tell you, that it is better for you that I should go away. For if I do not go away, the Helper will not come into close fellowship with you, but if I do go away, I will send Him to be in close fellowship with you.

World English 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.

Worrell New Testament

But I tell you the truth: it is expedient for you that I go away; for, if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but, if I go, I will send Him to you,

Worsley New Testament

Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I should 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

'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;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174
Usage: 174

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, your, not tr,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 293
Usage: 314

the truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

It is expedient
συμφέρω 
Sumphero 
Usage: 13

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

go away
ἀπέρχομαι 
Aperchomai 
go, depart, go, go away, come,
Usage: 97

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155
Usage: 155

I go
ἀπέρχομαι 
Aperchomai 
go, depart, go, go away, come,
Usage: 97

not
μή 
me 
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 493
Usage: 1032

ἀπέρχομαι 
Aperchomai 
go, depart, go, go away, come,
Usage: 97

the Comforter
παράκλητος 
Parakletos 
Usage: 1

will
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

πρός 
Pros 
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412
Usage: 412

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

I depart
πορεύομαι 
Poreuomai 
go, depart, walk, go way,
Usage: 101

I will send
πέμπω 
Pempo 
Usage: 39

him

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 16:7

Devotionals containing John 16:7

Images John 16:7

Context Readings

Jesus' Departure And The Coming Of The Holy Spirit

6 But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 But yet I tell you the truth: it is profitable for you that I go away. For if I go not away, the Paraclete will not come to you. But if I go away, I will send him to you. 8 And when he has come, he will convince the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.



Cross References

John 14:26

But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I have spoken to you.

John 15:26

But when the Paraclete has come, whom I will send to you from my Father, the Spirit of the truth, which proceeds from the Father, he will testify of me;

John 7:39

But this he spoke of the Spirit, which those who believe on him were about to receive; for the Holy Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

John 7:39

But this he spoke of the Spirit, which those who believe on him were about to receive; for the Holy Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

John 14:16-17

and I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete, that he may dwell with you forever;

Acts 2:33

Therefore, having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from his Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this, which you now see and hear.

Luke 4:25

And I tell you, in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, so that a great famine was on all the land:

Luke 9:27

But I say to you, of a truth, there are some of these who stand here that shall not taste of death till they see the kingdom of God.

Luke 24:49

And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you. But do you remain in the city of Jerusalem, till you be clothed with power from on high.

John 8:45-46

But because I speak the truth, you believe me not.

John 11:50-52

nor do you consider that it is profitable for us, that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.

John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you with myself, that where I am, you may be also.

John 14:28

You have heard that I said to you, I am going away, and am coming again to you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I go to the Father; for my Father is greater than I.

Acts 1:4-5

And calling them together, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of my Father, which, said he, you have heard from me;

Acts 10:34

And Peter opened his mouth, and said: In truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons;

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our present light affliction works out for us an eternal fullness of glory, excelling all excellence, ls while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen: for the things seen are temporal; but the things not seen are eternal.

Ephesians 4:8-13

For which reason, the scripture says: When he ascended on high, he led captive a multitude of captives, and gave gifts to men.

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