John 14:1-6

The Way to the Father

1 "Your heart must not be troubled. Believe [a] in God; believe also in Me.
2 In My Father's house are many dwelling places; [b], a traveler's resting place. The Gk word is related to the verb meno , meaning remain or stay, which occurs 40 times in John. if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.
3 If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.
4 You know the way where I am going." [c]
5 "Lord," Thomas said, "we don't know where You're going. How can we know the way?"
6 Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

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John 14:1-6 In-Context

1 "Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.
2 In My Father's house are many dwelling places; , a traveler's resting place. The Gk word is related to the verb meno , meaning remain or stay, which occurs 40 times in John. if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.
3 If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.
4 You know the way where I am going."
5 "Lord," Thomas said, "we don't know where You're going. How can we know the way?"
6 Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
7 "If you know Me, you will also know My Father. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him."
8 "Lord," said Philip, "show us the Father, and that's enough for us."
9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works.

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Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Or You believe
  • [b]. The Vg used the Lat term mansio
  • [c]. Other mss read this verse: And you know where I am going, and you know the way
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