John 14:18
New International Version
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

New Living Translation
No, I will not abandon you as orphans--I will come to you.

English Standard Version
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Berean Study Bible
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Berean Literal Bible
I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.

New American Standard Bible
"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

King James Bible
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Christian Standard Bible
"I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.

Contemporary English Version
I won't leave you like orphans. I will come back to you.

Good News Translation
"When I go, you will not be left all alone; I will come back to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.

International Standard Version
I'm not going to forsake you like orphans. I will come back to you.

NET Bible
"I will not abandon you as orphans, I will come to you.

New Heart English Bible
I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I shall not leave you as orphans, for I shall come to you in a little while.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I will not leave you all alone. I will come back to you.

New American Standard 1977
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

King James 2000 Bible
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

American King James Version
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

American Standard Version
I will not leave you desolate: I come unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.

Darby Bible Translation
I will not leave you orphans, I am coming to you.

English Revised Version
I will not leave you desolate: I come unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.

Weymouth New Testament
I will not leave you bereaved: I am coming to you.

World English Bible
I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.

Young's Literal Translation
'I will not leave you bereaved, I come unto you;
Study Bible
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you. 18I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19In a little while, the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live.…
Cross References
John 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.

John 14:28
You heard Me say, 'I am going away, and I am coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.

John 16:16
In a little while you will see Me no more, and then after a little while you will see Me."

Treasury of Scripture

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

will not.

John 14:16,27
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; …

John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

comfortless.

Lamentations 5:3
We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.

Hosea 14:3
Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

will come.

John 14:3,28
And 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…

Psalm 101:2
I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

Hosea 6:3
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.







Lexicon
I will not leave
ἀφήσω (aphēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

as orphans;
ὀρφανούς (orphanous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3737: Bereaved, an orphan, fatherless, desolate. Of uncertain affinity; bereaved, i.e. Parentless.

I will come
ἔρχομαι (erchomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

you.
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(18) I will not leave you comfortless.--Better with the margin, I will not leave you orphans, which exactly represents the Greek word. "Comfortless" is unfortunate, as it suggests a connection with "Comforter" which does not exist in the original. Our translators have rendered the word by "fatherless" in James 1:27, which is the only other passage where it occurs in the New Testament, and Wiclif has "faderless" here. He thinks of them as His children whom He is leaving in the world (comp. John 13:33), but He will not leave them destitute and bereaved.

I will come to you.--This coming, as is shown by the whole context, is the spiritual presence in the person of the Paraclete.

Verse 18. - I will not leave you behind as orphans, bereft of my paternal guardianship. Though the disciples were his brethren, yet, as we have seen, he calls them (John 13:53) τεκνία his "little children;" and (Hebrews 2:11) the apostles reckoned him as Arthur (in 'Guinevere') does when he speaks of "our fair Father Christ." His departure might be the signal for the most utter sense of desertion, exposure, and peril; and even the promise of another Advocatus would hardly console them before the time would arrive when he would receive them unto himself; but, says he, I am coming to you. Much unnecessary comment has here arisen as to whether this coming was the last triumphant παρουσία of which he speaks in part in Ver. 3, - this would be incompatible with the assurances that then the world would and will see him: "Every eye shall" then be prophetic and "see him," and "before him shall be gathered all nations;" or whether this coming be simply his resurrection with his transitory appearances in the flesh; for both of these representations would fail of the full consolation which would terminate their orphanhood. Surely he speaks of his own spiritual coming in the bestowment of the other Advocate, who, by being with them and in them, would prove to them, notwithstanding his own apparent departure, that he had come again in his glorious fullness of love. In the thought of the early Church the Lord was the Spirit: the glorified Lord, the Christ, who had "all power in heaven and earth," was manifested, was veritably present, in all the work of the Spirit of God in his Church. The Spirit was not only the Unity of the Father and the Son, the one Self-consciousness of both, but the one Consciousness of the Son of God and Son of man, the uniting Energy which represents the one Personality of the Christ, the Spirit-power which blends all the members of the mystical body with the Head. Throughout the Acts of the Apostles we see that all the great operations of the Holy Spirit are but the energies of the living, reigning Lord. 14:18-24 Christ promises that he would continue his care of his disciples. I will not leave you orphans, or fatherless, for though I leave you, yet I leave you this comfort, I will come to you. I will come speedily to you at my resurrection. I will come daily to you in my Spirit; in the tokens of his love, and visits of his grace. I will come certainly at the end of time. Those only that see Christ with an eye of faith, shall see him for ever: the world sees him no more till his second coming; but his disciples have communion with him in his absence. These mysteries will be fully known in heaven. It is a further act of grace, that they should know it, and have the comfort of it. Having Christ's commands, we must keep them. And having them in our heads, we must keep them in our hearts and lives. The surest evidence of our love to Christ is, obedience to the laws of Christ. There are spiritual tokens of Christ and his love given to all believers. Where sincere love to Christ is in the heart, there will be obedience. Love will be a commanding, constraining principle; and where love is, duty follows from a principle of gratitude. God will not only love obedient believers, but he will take pleasure in loving them, will rest in love to them. He will be with them as his home. These privileges are confined to those whose faith worketh by love, and whose love to Jesus leads them to keep his commandments. Such are partakers of the Holy Spirit's new-creating grace.
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