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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(a.) Without comfort or comforts; in want or distress; cheerless.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kum'-fert-les (orphanous, "orphans"): The Greek original is found but twice in the New Testament; rendered "comfortless" in John 14:18, the Revised Version (British and American) "desolate"; "fatherless" in James 1:27 (compare Psalm 68:5). The term signifies bereft of a father, parents, guardian, teacher, guide, and indicates what must be the permanent ministry of the Holy Spirit to the disciples of Jesus, in comforting their hearts. In harmony with these parting words Jesus had called the chosen twelve "little children" (John 13:33); without Him they would be "orphans," comfortless, desolate. The coming of the Holy Spirit would make Christ and the Father forever real to them, an abiding spiritual presence.

Dwight M. Pratt

3737. orphanos -- an orphan
... orphaned, fatherless. Of uncertain affinity; bereaved ("orphan"), ie Parentless --
comfortless, fatherless. (orphanous) -- 2 Occurrences. 3736, 3737. ...
// - 6k

The Believer not an Orphan. "I Will not Leave You Comfortless: I ...
... THE BELIEVER NOT AN ORPHAN. "I will not leave you comfortless: I will
come to you.""John xiv. 18. THE BELIEVER NOT AN ORPHAN. ...
// he come/the believer not an orphan.htm

The Absent Present Christ
... THE ABSENT PRESENT CHRIST. 'I will not leave you comfortless; I will come
to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the absent present christ.htm

Holy Raiment of One's Own Weaving.
... This would be a very comfortless doctrine, and would unintentionally encourage
Antinomianism. ... For it is not only very comfortless, but also wicked. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/v holy raiment of ones.htm

Love and the Comforter.
... So He struggled alone, uncomforted and comfortless, until an angel came and did
what sinners could not do, comforting the Savior in His distress. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xxii love and the comforter.htm

4Th Day. Comforting Grace.
... Comforting Grace. "He is Faithful that Promised." "I will not leave you comfortless;
I will come to you.""John 14:18. Comforting Grace. Blessed Jesus! ...
/.../macduff/the faithful promiser/4th day comforting grace.htm

Modern Revivals.
... that fell from His lips. The announcement made them feel as if they were
to be left "comfortless" and forsaken. But he says, John ...
/.../the way of salvation in the lutheran church/chapter xxiv modern revivals.htm

Meanwhile a Somewhat Embarrassing Interview had Taken Place ...
... This amazement increased considerably when he learned that the dingy, comfortless,
little Hotel Poitiers had been selected by the Cardinal as his temporary ...
/.../corelli/the master-christian/iii meanwhile a somewhat embarrassing.htm

The Realization of Selfless Love
... And whosoever comes to this Love is not turned away comfortless, is not pierced
with anguish nor surrounded with gloom; and is never deserted in the dark hour ...
/.../allen/the way of peace/the realization of selfless love.htm

Christianity a Light.
... I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:16-18. In verse
twenty-six he tells us the Comforter is the Holy Ghost. ...
// gospel day /chapter i christianity a light.htm

A Message from God for Thee
... forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her." So those to whom this message
is sent are brought, through a sense of sin, into a comfortless state. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 8 1863/a message from god for.htm

Comfortless (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COMFORTLESS. kum'-fert ... presence. Dwight M. Pratt.
Multi-Version Concordance Comfortless (1 Occurrence). John ...
/c/comfortless.htm - 7k

Desolate (189 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate
altars. 3. (a.) Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless. ...
/d/desolate.htm - 38k

Comforts (11 Occurrences)

/c/comforts.htm - 9k

Orphan (25 Occurrences)
... found in the King James Version of the New Testament; but the Greek word orphanos
occurs twice, John 14:18 (the King James Version "comfortless," the Revised ...
/o/orphan.htm - 15k

Orphans (12 Occurrences)
... In John 14:18 the word there rendered "comfortless" (RV, "desolate;" marg., "orphans")
properly means "orphans." The same Greek word is rendered "fatherless ...
/o/orphans.htm - 9k

Comfortingly (1 Occurrence)

/c/comfortingly.htm - 6k

Bible Concordance
Comfortless (1 Occurrence)

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.



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