John 14:18
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English Standard 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.

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.

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.

John 14:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Leave (ἀφήσω)

See on John 4:3.

Comfortless (ὀρφανούς)

Literally, bereft or orphans. Only here and James 1:27, where it is rendered fatherless. Compare my little children (John 13:33). "He hath not left us without a rule (John 13:34); nor without an example (John 13:15); nor without a motive (John 14:15); nor without a strength (John 15:5); nor without a warning (John 15:2, John 15:6); nor without a Comforter (John 14:18); nor without a reward (John 14:2) (James Ford, "The Gospel of St. John Illustrated").

I will come (ἔρχομαι)

Present tense, I come. See on John 14:3.

John 14:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...

Psalm 23:4 Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me...

Isaiah 43:1 But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you...

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die...

Isaiah 66:11-13 That you may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that you may milk out...

2 Corinthians 1:2-6 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ...

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

Hebrews 2:18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.

comfortless. or, orphans.

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 on horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, You are our gods...

will come.

John 14:3,28 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also...

Psalm 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to 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 to us as the rain...

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the middle of them.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

Cross References
John 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

John 14:28
You heard me say to you, 'I am going away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

John 16:16
"A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me."

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