John 14:5

Jesus the Way to the Father

5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Read John 14:5 Using Other Translations

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?"
“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

What does John 14:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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