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

  • Bruce
    But He,being full of The Holy Ghost, look up stedfastly into heaven, and saw The Glory of God and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. Acts7:55 / I can of my own self do nothing:as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just,because I seek not My Own Will,but The Will of The Father which sent me. John 5:30
  • 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
  • A disciple
    "..if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." What the Lord has begun, He will not rest till He has completed. You who are the delight of His eyes, and the joy of His heart; howsoever the enemy and his minions roar and threaten us, Jesus is still at the right hand of God, and the day of vengeance is in His heart!
  • Nancy
    Continue, The Father, by cultivating the Son works Himself with all His riches into the vine and eventually the vine expresses the Father in a corporate way through His branches.The Fathers economy in the Universe.When we abide in the Lord and His words abide in us, we actually are one with Him and He works within us.Than when we ask in prayer for whatever we will, it is not only we who are pray.