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 5:40 AND YOU WILL NOT COME TO ME THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE --5:41-- I RECEIVE NOT HONOR FROM MEN --5:42-- BUT I KNOW YOU THAT YOU HAVE NOT THE LOVE OF GOD IN YOU --5:43-- I AM COME IN MY FATHERS NAME AND YOU RECEIVE ME NOT IF ANOTHER SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME HIM YOU WILL RECEIVE --5:44-- HOW CAN YOU BELIEVE WHICH RECEIVE HONOR ONE OF ANOTHER AND SEEK NOT THE HONOR THAT COMETH FROM GOD ONLY JEREMIAH 17:5 THUS SAITH THE LORD --- CURSED BE THE MAN THAT TRUSTEH IN MAN --- AND MAKETH FLESH HIS ARM AND WHOSE HEART DEPARTETH FROM THE LORD
  • Lisa
    This is one of my favorite scriptures. It is comforting and encouraging to know that no matter what I am going through or what a situation looks like, God does not want me to be troubled with it. It's good to know that I serve a heavenly Father that always has my back, even when it is against the wall. Thank you Lord for being the owesomeness God that you are,
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 14:23 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM IF A MAN LOVE ME HE WILL KEEP --MY WORDS-- AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM AND WE WILL COME UNTO HIM AND MAKE OUR ABODE WITH HIM ***** PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS *****
  • BSP
    Verse 6: Jesus Christ is the only way to God. Jesus paved the way for us so that we can draw close to Jehovah God and have a relationship with him.
  • Ray321
    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. Why did Jesus want us to follow the Apostle Paul doctrines. Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample
  • A disciple
    John 14:20 "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." I once heard it explained how we cannot understand God's thoughts and His ways, any more than a sparrow can understand our breakfast. I don't know quite what a sparrow knows or doesn't know but I think the part about us is pretty true. At best and there have been some extremely brilliant and wise men among the LORD's Princes till we get there we will only ever be able to see or know in part, and at best, with a good deal of obscurity, just because of our humiliated condition and nature. So the things that the LORD has said to us, that we know right away as soon as we read or hear them, are too high for our little "bird brains " one day, IF we make it safe and sound and endure true and faithful to the end we will know even as we ourselves are also known and we will see face to face, all that we for the now hope for in faith.