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 14:16

  • MockingBird for verse 16
    I Thank God and Praise Him for comforter Holy Spirit With Him abiding living in me I am never alone . It is my desire that I never disappoint Him or quench Him at any time. Also to be so reigned trained that I will move at the slightest pull of His leading !!!
  • Charles A for verse 16
    Did Jesus comfort the people? Yes He did. How many were comforted, encouraged, rejoiced in His presence. Multitudes. Was He carrying weapons of physical destruction of the people He came to comfort? No! He loved the people and came to die for them. He cares so much about everybody ie humanity. That is why He felt for us as a good shephard and will not leave us alone but will comfort us much more permanently forever!!!
  • Evans okolo for verse 16
    God is our comforter, helper, advocate, strenghtner, counsellor,intercessor.he is the consel for the defence ,(a lawyer)
  • John.M. Court for verse 16
    JESUS said "By their fruits you will know them" By this rule Islam's founder, aided by the djinn, would never qualify for any divine title or divine office but for the hottest place in hell. Wake up Naser Jinnah,why do you insist on flogging a the dead horse which is Islam when you can have "The peace that passes all understanding which guards our hearts and minds in CHRIST JESUS!"
  • Thanks for the scripture explanation!!Dave
  • Tamiko Edwards for verse 16
    Just knowing that no matter what you are going through, Jesus said he will send you a comforter… That is good news, but I learn a lot in that message.