26 When the Comforter is come, whom I will send from the Father,
the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of
me - The Spirit's coming, and being sent by our Lord from the Father, to
testify of him, are personal characters, and plainly distinguish him from
the Father and the Son; and his title as the Spirit of truth, together
with his proceeding from the Father, can agree to none but a Divine person.
And that he proceeds from the Son, as well as from the Father, may be fairly
argued from his being called the Spirit of Christ, 1Pet 1:11; and from
his being here said to be sent by Christ from the Father, as well as sent
by the Father in his name.
2 The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think he doth
God service - But, blessed be God, the time is so far past, that those
who bear the name of Christ do not now generally suppose they do him service
by killing each other for a difference in opinion or mode of worship.
3 They have not known the Father nor me - This is the true root
of persecution in all its forms.
4 I did not tell you these things at the beginning, because I
was with you - To bear the chief shock in my own person, and to screen
you from it.