The Way to the Father
1 “Don’t let your heart be troubled. 14:1 Jn 14:27 Believe14:1 Or You believe in God; 14:1 Ac 16:34; 27:25; Rm 4:3,17,24; Gl 3:6; Ti 3:8; Jms 2:23; 1Jn 5:10 believe also in me.
2In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going 14:2 Jn 8:21–22; 13:33,36; 16:7 to prepare a place for you?
3If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again14:3 Mk 8:38 and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also.14:3 Jn 12:26
4You know the way to where I am going.”14:4 Other mss read this verse: And you know where I am going, and you know the way14:4 Jn 7:28; 8:14; 16:5; 1Jn 2:11
5“Lord,” Thomas14:5 Mk 3:18 said, “we don’t know where you’re going. How can we know the way?”
6Jesus told him, “I am14:6 Ex 3:14; Jn 8:24,58 the way,14:6 Heb 10:20 the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
7If you know me, you will also know14:7 Other mss read If you had known me, you would have known my Father.14:7 Mt 11:27; 1Jn 2:23 From now on you do know him14:7 Jn 17:3; 1Jn 4:8 and have seen him.”
Jesus Reveals the Father
8“Lord,” said Philip,14:8 Mk 3:18 “show us the Father, and that’s enough for us.”
9Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time and you do not know me, Philip? The one who has seen me has seen the Father.14:9 Jn 5:19,37; 12:45 How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
10Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?14:10 Jn 10:30; 14:11,20; 1Jn 2:24; 4:17 The words I speak to you I do not speak on my own.14:10 Jn 5:30 The Father who lives in me does his works.14:10 Jn 5:36; 6:28; Heb 3:9; Rv 15:3
11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Otherwise, believe14:11 Other mss read believe me because of the works themselves.14:11 Jn 10:38
Praying in Jesus’s Name
12 “Truly I tell you, the one who believes in me 14:12 Jn 6:35 will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these,14:12 Jn 5:20 because I am going to the Father.14:12 Jn 7:33; 13:1,3; 16:5,10,17,28; 17:11,13; 20:17
13Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified14:13 Jn 11:4; 17:1; 1Pt 2:12 in the Son.14:13 Jn 5:19
14If you ask me14:14 Other mss omit me anything in my name,14:14 Jn 10:25 I will do it.14:14 Other mss omit all of v. 1414:14 Jn 11:22; 15:7,16; 16:23–24
Another Counselor Promised
15 “If you love me, you will keep 14:15 Other mss read “If you love me, keep (as a command) my commands.14:15 1Jn 5:3
16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor14:16 Or advocate, or comforter, also in v. 2614:16 Lk 24:49; Jn 14:26; 15:26; 16:7; 1Jn 2:1; Ac 2:33 to be with you forever.
17He is the Spirit14:17 Jn 1:33 of truth.14:17 Ps 119:142; 2Th 2:10; 1Jn 4:6 The world is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him, because he remains with you and will be14:17 Other mss read and is in you.14:17 1Jn 4:4
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.
19In a little while the world will no longer see me,14:19 Jn 7:33 but you will see me.14:19 Jn 16:16 Because I live, you will live14:19 Php 1:21 too.
20On that day you will know that I am in my Father,14:20 Jn 14:10 you are in me, and I am in you.
21The one who has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.14:21 Jn 8:31; 1Jn 2:5 And the one who loves me will be loved by my Father.14:21 Dt 7:12–13; Jn 16:27 I also will love him and will reveal myself to him.”
22Judas14:22 Lk 6:16; Ac 1:13 (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it you’re going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” 14:22 Ac 10:40–41
23Jesus answered, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.14:23 Jn 14:2; 1Jn 2:24
24The one who doesn’t love me will not keep my words. The word that you hear is not mine but is from the Father who sent me.14:24 Jn 5:19; 7:16; 8:28; 12:49–50
25 “I have spoken these things to you while I remain with you.
26But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit,14:26 Ps 51:11; Jn 1:33; Ac 2:4; Rm 8:9; Gl 5:25; Ti 3:5; Rv 3:22 whom the Father will send14:26 Lk 24:49; Jn 14:16; 15:26; 16:7; Ac 2:33 in my name, will teach you all things14:26 Jn 16:13; 1Co 2:10; 1Jn 2:27 and remind you of everything I have told you.14:26 Jn 2:22; 2Pt 1:21
Jesus’s Gift of Peace
27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful. 14:27 2Tm 1:7
28You have heard me tell you, ‘I am going away14:28 Jn 16:5 and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father,14:28 Jn 16:10 because the Father is greater than I.14:28 Jn 10:29; 1Jn 3:20; 4:4
29I have told you now before it happens14:29 Jn 13:19; 16:4 so that when it does happen you may believe.
30I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of the world14:30 Mt 4:1; Jn 12:31 is coming. He has no power over me.14:30 Lit He has nothing in me14:30 Lk 4:6
31On the contrary, so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do as the Father commanded me.
“Get up; let’s leave this place.