John 14:11

11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

John 14:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
ESV
11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
NLT
11 Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.
MSG
11 "Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can't believe that, believe what you see - these works.
CSB
11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe because of the works themselves.

John 14:11 Meaning and Commentary

John 14:11

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me,
&c.] Take my word for the truth of this; you may assure yourselves that nothing is more certain; but if you will not believe upon my saying so, either believe for the sake of the doctrines I have preached unto you, which are such as never any mere man spoke, and which have been delivered in such a manner, and with such authority, as never were by man. Some copies read, by way of interrogation, and so the Ethiopic version; and the Vulgate Latin version reads, "believe ye not?"

or else believe me for the very work's sake:
meaning his miraculous works, such as raising the dead, cleansing the lepers, causing the deaf to hear, and giving sight to the blind; and which were such as none but a divine person could ever perform.

John 14:11 In-Context

9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone 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 that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.
12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Cross References 1

  • 1. John 5:36; John 10:38