John 14:16

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will pray the Father, and hee shall giue you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for euer,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will make prayer to the Father and he will give you another Helper to be with you for ever,
- Basic English Bible

And I will beg the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever,
- Darby Bible

And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
- Webster's Bible

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be for ever with you--the Spirit of truth.
- Weymouth Bible

I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, that he may be with you forever,--
- World English Bible

And Y schal preye the fadir, and he schal yyue to you another coumfortour,
- Wycliffe Bible

and I will ask the Father, and another Comforter He will give to you, that he may remain with you -- to the age;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 14:16


14:16 And I will ask the Father - The 21st verse, #Joh 14:21|, shows the connection between this and the preceding verses. And he will give you another Comforter - The Greek word signifies also an advocate, instructer, or encourager. Another - For Christ himself was one. To remain with you for ever - With you, and your followers in faith, to the end of the world.


People's Bible Notes for John 14:16


Joh 14:16 I will pray the Father. Rather, "request". The Greek word "eratao" is not the one used when "we" are bidden to pray; "proseuchomai" is. The creature "prays"; the Son "requests". He shall give you another Comforter. The Holy Spirit; the Helper. The latter word more nearly expresses the idea of the Greek term "parakletos" than the word "Comforter". Abide with you for ever. The Lord had been with them over three years, but is about to depart. Henceforth he will abide with them, not in person, but by the Holy Spirit that he shall send. Through this agency he will be with his people "always".

Discussion for John 14

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME***JOHN 5:26 FOR AS THE FATHER HATH LIFE IN HIMSELF SO HATH --- HE --- GIVEN TO THE SON TO HAVE LIFE IN HIMSELF***1 JOHN 5:6 THIS IS HE THAT CAME BY WATER AND BLOOD EVEN JESUS CHRIST NOT BY WATER ONLY BUT BY WATER AND BLOOD AND IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT BEARETH WITNESS BECAUSE THE SPIRIT IS TRUTH
  • Lu2677
    Bruce,John 14:26.Be at peace.V.27"Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid." Be courageous. Luke 12:4-5 Jesus warns us to Fear the Lord with terror,because he has power to cast us into the lake of fire that you preach.Could the "fearful" be someone that does not have the courage to tell others about Christ?Or have Christ like courage during times of testing;trials,temptations.?
  • Irene123
    V. 15 - Pas. Norm Paslay - Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously doing God's will.
    We are great sinners, but He is a greater savior.
    Far too many parents are more interested in their kids making the team, than in making the Kingdom of God.
  • Wayne
    123,the Father is greater than the son. V.28. Also, the Sons throne is in the Father's throne. Is the Father "beside Himself"?
  • Wayne
    Mark 9:14- This is my beloved Son, hear ye Him.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 14:10 BELIEVEST THOU NOT THAT I AM IN THE FATHER AND THE FATHER IN ME THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU I SPEAK NOT OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER THAT DWELLETH IN ME HE DOETH THE WORKS 14:11 BELIEVE ME THAT I AM IN THE FATHER AND THE FATHER IN ME OR ELSE BELIEVE FOR THE VERY WORKS SAKE JOHN 8:45 AND BECAUSE I TELL YOU THE TRUTH YOU BELIEVE ME NOT