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.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Comfortless - Greek, "orphans." Jesus here addresses them as children, John 13:33. He says that he would show them the kindness of a parent, and, though he was going away, he would provide for their future welfare. And even while he was absent, yet they would sustain to him still the relation of children. Though he was to die, yet he would live again; though absent in body, yet he would be present with them by his Spirit; though he was to go away to heaven, yet he would return again to them. See John 14:3.
LibraryAugust 7 Morning
The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name.--JOHN 14:26. If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.--If ye . . . being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?--Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
August 13 Morning
"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.
"You heard that I said to you, 'I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
"A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me."
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