36 Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”(A)

Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now,(B) but you will follow later.”(C)

37 Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.”

38 Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!(D)

Jesus Comforts His Disciples

14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled.(E) You believe(F) in God[a];(G) believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there(H) to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back(I) and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.(J) You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Jesus the Way to the Father

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

Jesus answered, “I am(L) the way(M) and the truth(N) and the life.(O) No one comes to the Father except through me.(P)

Footnotes

  1. John 14:1 Or Believe in God

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterward.” 37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Very truly, I tell you, before the cock crows, you will have denied me three times.

Jesus the Way to the Father

14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe[a] in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?[b] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.”[c] Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Footnotes

  1. John 14:1 Or You believe
  2. John 14:2 Or If it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you
  3. John 14:4 Other ancient authorities read Where I am going you know, and the way you know

Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” (A)Jesus answered him, “Where I am going (B)you cannot follow me now, (C)but you will follow afterward.” 37 (D)Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, (E)the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times.

I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

14 (F)“Let not your hearts be troubled. (G)Believe in God;[a] believe also in me. In (H)my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that (I)I go to prepare a place for you?[b] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you (J)to myself, that (K)where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”[c] (L)Thomas said to him, “Lord, (M)we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am (N)the way, and (O)the truth, and (P)the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Footnotes

  1. John 14:1 Or You believe in God
  2. John 14:2 Or In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you
  3. John 14:4 Some manuscripts Where I am going you know, and the way you know

Announcement of Peter’s denial

36 Simon Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, where are you going?”

Jesus answered, “Where I am going, you can’t follow me now, but you will follow later.”

37 Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I’ll give up my life for you.”

38 Jesus replied, “Will you give up your life for me? I assure you that you will deny me three times before the rooster crows.

The way, the truth, and the life

14 “Don’t be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me. My Father’s house has room to spare. If that weren’t the case, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you? When I go to prepare a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me so that where I am you will be too. You know the way to the place I’m going.”

Thomas asked, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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