John 14:29

29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

John 14:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
ESV
29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.
NLT
29 I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do happen, you will believe.
MSG
29 "I've told you this ahead of time, before it happens, so that when it does happen, the confirmation will deepen your belief in me.
CSB
29 I have told you now before it happens so that when it does happen you may believe.

John 14:29 Meaning and Commentary

John 14:29

And now I have told you before it came to pass
This is a strong proof of his true and proper deity, for none but the omniscient God can tell of things before they come to pass; this is peculiar to him, and distinguishes him from the gods of the Gentiles; see ( Isaiah 41:22 Isaiah 41:23 ) ( 45:21 ) ( Isaiah 46:9 Isaiah 46:10 ) ;

that when it is come to pass, ye might believe:
that is, that when he was removed from them, and gone to his Father, they might then believe that he was truly God, the Son of God, the promised Messiah; and that he was then in glory, and at the right hand of God.

John 14:29 In-Context

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.
30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,
31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.“Come now; let us leave.

Cross References 1

  • 1. John 13:19; John 16:4