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John 16:7

Context
16:7 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 1  will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you.

John 16:28

Context
16:28 I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, 2  I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” 3 

1 tn Or “Helper” or “Counselor”; Grk “Paraclete,” from the Greek word παράκλητος (paraklhto"). See the note on the word “Advocate” in John 14:16 for a discussion of how this word is translated.

2 tn Or “into the world; again.” Here πάλιν (palin) functions as a marker of contrast, with the implication of a sequence.

3 sn The statement I am leaving the world and going to the Father is a summary of the entire Gospel of John. It summarizes the earthly career of the Word made flesh, Jesus of Nazareth, on his mission from the Father to be the Savior of the world, beginning with his entry into the world as he came forth from God and concluding with his departure from the world as he returned to the Father.



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