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

  • Librarygal143
    I need this so much right now. Thank you, God : .
  • Dorcas Douglaas
    It's so funny that we all at some point and time in our lives think we can say anything and do anything, and still think we are going to heaven, not so Jesus says He is the way and the truth, and there's no other way to God our father which art in heaven, He not playing around He makes it clear. we got to get it together for the sake of God our Father God the Son and God the Holy spirit. get ready
  • Lilian
    Jesus is the only Prince of Peace without him in our life We don't have Peace not even the world giveth Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid. Sometimes we need to handover our disappointments to Jesus rather than keep thinking the things that are not working Jesus is the only answer and our need. I will keep your words Lord until rapture i will praise you and worship you amen
  • Wayne
    BSP: The Father, full of mercy, love, and truth. All the fruits of the Spirit. We see our wonderful loving Father in Heaven. AMEN.
  • Kasonde Kunda
    Comment*He is so loving God knows it allows
  • BSP
    Verse 9 shows that Jesus reflects his Father's personality so perfectly that observing Jesus is like seeing the Father.