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Verses of John 14

16

John 14:16 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Christ comforteth his disciples here, with a promise of the mission of the Holy Spirit, to supply the want of his bodily presence.

Where observe, 1. The procurer of this blessing, and that is Christ, by his prevailing prayer, and powerful intercession; I will pray: it runs in the future tense; and so it is a promise of Christ's continual intercession. As long as Christ is in heaven, a Christian shall not want a supply of comfort and consolation here on earth.

Observe 2, The author and donor of the blessing, and that is, God himself; I will pray the Father, and he shall give. The Father, that is, my Father, your Father, and he that is the Father of comfort and consolation; I will pray, and he will give. It is an expression of great assurance.

Observe, 3. The blessing itself, the Holy Ghost, called here, Another Comforter.

Where note, 1. The divinity of the Holy Ghost; he that will supply the comforts of Christ's presence, must be as Christ is, the God of all comfort.

Note, 2. The person of the Holy Ghost; he is a divine person, not a divine quality or operation; then we might call him a comfort, but not a comforter.

Note, 3. The office and employment of the Holy Ghost; He is a Comforter; that is, an advocate, an intercessor to sue for us; an encourager, and one that administers consolation to us; and as he is an Holy Spirit, so are his comforts holy comforts.

Observe, 4. The stability of this blessing; That he may abide with you for ever. The best of our outward comforts are sudden flashes, not lasting flames: but the consolations of the Holy Spirit are strong consolations, they are abounding consolations, and everlasting consolations; especially the Holy Spirit will be the comforter of good men in the day of affliciton, in the day of temptation, and at the hour of death, when all other comforts flag and fail.

Observe lastly, The additional title given to the Holy Ghost, he is called the Spirit of truth; partly in opposition to Satan, who is called a lying spirit, partly because he teacheth and revealeth the truth, leadeth his people into all truth, and sealeth and confirmeth truth to the souls of believers: he is the spirit of truth, both in his essence and in his operations.

Learn hence, That as the Holy Spirit is true in his essence and nature, so is he true in his office as a comforter to good men; all his consolations being real and solid, and free from imposture and delusion.

Verses of John 14

16

Consult other comments:

John 14:16 - The Greek Testament

John 14:16 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 14:16 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 14:16 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 14:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 14:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 14:16 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 14:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 14:16 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 14:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 14:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 14:16 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 14:16 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:16 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 14:16 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 14:16 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 14:16 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 14:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 14:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 14:16 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 14:16 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 14:16 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 14:16 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 14:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 14:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 14:16 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 14:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 14:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament