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Comforter

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A translation of the Ancient Greek παράκλητος (paráklētos, comforter), used in several verses of the New Testament.

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Comforter

  1. (Christianity) The Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost.
    • 1832, John Hall, Expository discourses on the Gospels for every Sunday in the year, page 33:
      In these words, with which the Gospel for this day commences, He speaks of the Comforter, the Spirit of truth, and of the Father, and of Himself
    • 1904, Arthur Crawshay Alliston Hall, Confirmation‎, page 43:
      That this high- priestly office belongs only to the bishops, either to seal or to transmit the Comforter Spirit, is proved not only by Church usage
    • 2005, Ellen G White, The Desire of Ages‎, page 670:
      By the Spirit, He said, He would manifest Himself to them. "The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you

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