John 14:5

5 1Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?"

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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 "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
4 "And you know the way where I am going."
5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord , we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?"
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him."

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