New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
I will not leave you orphans, 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will not leave you comfortless - Literally, orphans. The original word ορφανος, is by some derived from ορφνος, obscure, dark, because, says Mintert, an orphan (one deprived of father and mother) is little esteemed, neglected, and is obliged to wander about in obscurity and darkness. Others derive it from the Hebrew חרף charaph, to strip or make bare, despoil, because such a child is destitute of comfort, direction, and support, and is a prey to misery and disease, to sin and to death.
The disciples of a particular teacher among the Hebrews called him father; his scholars were called his children, and, on his death, were considered as orphans. Christ calls his disciples children, beloved children, John 13:33; and, now that he is about to be removed from them by death, he assures them that they shall not be left fatherless, or without a teacher; for in a little time he should come again, (rise from the dead), and, after his ascension, they should be made partakers of that Spirit which would be their comforter, advocate, teacher, and guide for ever.
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LibraryPaul a Pattern of Prayer
TEXT: "If ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it."--John 14:14. Jesus testified in no uncertain way concerning prayer, for not alone in this chapter does he speak but in all his messages to his disciples he is seeking to lead them into the place where they may know how to pray. In this fourteenth chapter of John, where he is coming into the shadow of the cross and is speaking to his disciples concerning those things which ought to have the greatest weight with them, the heart of his message …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
May 22 Morning
May 21. "We Will Come unto Him and Make Our Abode with Him" (John xiv. 23).
November 1. "We Will Come unto Him and Make Our Abode with Him" (John xiv. 23).
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
"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.
Jesus went on to say, "In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me."
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