John 14:5

5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; so how can we know the way to get there?"

John 14:5 Meaning and Commentary

John 14:5

Thomas saith unto him, Lord
Who was one of his apostles, and here betrays his ignorance, as elsewhere his unbelief; and not only speaks for himself, but for the rest of the apostles, of whom he judged by himself; and who, it may be, might understand things better than himself, though their knowledge at present was but small:

we know not whither thou goest;
though he had but just told them of his Father's house, and of his going to prepare a place for them:

and how can we know the way?
for if we do not know the place, it is not reasonable to think we should know the way to it. Thomas seemed to have no other notion than that Christ was talking of some particular place in Judea, whither he was going, and of the road to it.

John 14:5 In-Context

3 And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am.
4 You know the way that leads to the place where I am going."
5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; so how can we know the way to get there?"
6 Jesus answered him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me.
7 Now that you have known me," he said to them, "you will know my Father also, and from now on you do know him and you have seen him."