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John 14:1-14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Way to the Father

14 “Your heart must not be troubled. Believe[a] in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;[b] if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. You know the way to where I am going.”[c]

“Lord,” Thomas said, “we don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way?”

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Jesus Reveals the Father

“If you know Me, you will also know[d] My Father. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”

“Lord,” said Philip, “show us the Father, and that’s enough for us.”

Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe[e] because of the works themselves.

Praying in Jesus’ Name

12 “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me[f] anything in My name, I will do it.[g]

Footnotes:

  1. John 14:1 Or You believe
  2. John 14:2 The Vg used the Lat term mansio, a traveler’s resting place. The Gk word is related to the verb meno, meaning remain or stay, which occurs 40 times in John.
  3. John 14:4 Other mss read this verse: And you know where I am going, and you know the way
  4. John 14:7 Other mss read If you had known Me, you would have known
  5. John 14:11 Other mss read believe Me
  6. John 14:14 Other mss omit Me
  7. John 14:14 Other mss omit all of v. 14

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