John 14:16-26

16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—
17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you.
18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you.
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

John 14:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
ESV
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
NLT
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.
MSG
16 I will talk to the Father, and he'll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you.
CSB
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.

John 14:16-26 In-Context

14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
15 “If you love me, keep my commands.
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—
17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you.
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

Cross References 21

  • 1. ver 26; John 15:26; John 16:7
  • 2. John 15:26; John 16:13; 1 John 4:6; 1 John 5:6
  • 3. 1 Corinthians 2:14
  • 4. 1 Kings 6:13
  • 5. ver 3,28; S Matthew 16:27
  • 6. John 7:33,34; John 16:16
  • 7. John 6:57
  • 8. John 16:23,26
  • 9. ver 10,11; John 10:38; John 17:21
  • 10. S Romans 8:10
  • 11. S ver 15; 1 John 5:3
  • 12. Deuteronomy 7:13; John 16:27; 1 John 2:5
  • 13. Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13
  • 14. Acts 10:41
  • 15. S ver 15
  • 16. S Romans 8:10; 1 John 2:24; Revelation 3:20
  • 17. ver 10; Deuteronomy 18:18; John 5:19; John 7:16; John 8:28; John 12:49,50
  • 18. ver 16; John 15:26; John 16:7
  • 19. Acts 2:33
  • 20. John 16:13; 1 John 2:20,27
  • 21. John 2:22

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some early manuscripts "and is"
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