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But I am telling you the truth: it is better for you that I go away, because if I do not go, the Helper will not come to you. But if I do go away, then I will send him to you.
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But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go. For if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send him to you.
John 8:45,46 But if I say the truth, you believe me not. . . .
Luke 4:25 In truth I say to You, there were many widows in the days of Elias in Israel, when heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there was a great famine throughout all the earth.
Luke 9:27 But I tell you of a truth: There are some standing here that shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.
Acts 10:34 And Peter opening his mouth, said: in very deed I perceive that God is not a respecter of persons.
John 11:50-52 Neither do you consider that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation perish not. . . .
John 14:3,28 And if I shall go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself: that where I am, you also may be. . . .
Romans 8:28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together unto good: to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.
2 Corinthians 4:17 For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation worketh for us above measure, exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.
John 7:39 Now this he said of the Spirit which they should receive who believed in him: for as yet the Spirit was not given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
John 14:16,17,26 And I will ask the Father: and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever: . . .
John 15:26 But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me.
Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts in men. Yea for those also that do not believe, the dwelling of the Lord God.
Luke 24:49 And I send the promise of my Father upon you: but stay you in the city till you be endued with power from on high.
Acts 1:4,5 And eating together with them, he commanded them, that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you have heard (saith he) by my mouth. . . .
Acts 2:33 Being exalted therefore by the right hand of God and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath poured forth this which you see and hear.
Ephesians 4:8-13 Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men. . . .
ContextThe Promise of the Holy Spirit
…6But because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7But I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go. For if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgment.…
And I will ask the Father: and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever:
But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you.
And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgment.
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