John Chapter Fourteen

John Chapter Fourteen

 

1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God

And also trust in me. 2 My Father’s house

Has many rooms– if it weren’t so, I would

 

Have told you. 3 I am going there to ready

A place for you. And after I have gone

And made your places ready, I’ll return

 

And take you to myself, so you will be

Where I am too. 4 You know the way to where

I’m going.” 5 “No, we don’t,” said Thomas. “Lord,

 

We don’t know where you’re going, so how can

We know the way?” 6 And Jesus answered, “I’m

The way, and truth, and life. No one comes to

 

The Father but through me. 7 If you had known

Me really, you would know my Father too.

From now on, you know him and have seen him.”

 

8 Then Philip said, “Lord, show the Father to

Us and we will be satisfied, 9 and Jesus

Replied: “Do you not know me, Philip

 

Me, Philip, even after I have been

Among you so long? Anyone who has

Seen me has seen the Father. So why are

 

You asking to see him? 10 Don’t you believe

That I am in the Father, and the Father

Is in me? What I tell you are not just

 

My words, but it’s the Father, who’s alive

In me, who does his work through me. 11 Believe

Me when I say I’m in the Father and

 

The Father is in me, or else believe

Because of miracles you’ve seen me do.

12 In solemn truth I tell you anyone

 

With faith in me will do the miracles

I’ve done, and even greater ones than these

Because I’m going to the Father. 13 You

 

Can ask for anything and use my name,

And I will do it, so the Son may bring

The Father glory. 14 Yes, you may ask for

 

Anything in my name, and I’ll do it.

15 “If you love me, you will obey what I

Command, 16 and I will ask the Father, who

 

Will give you another Counselor to be

With you forever. He’s the Spirit, 17 who

Reveals the truth of God. The world cannot

 

Accept him, for it neither sees him nor

Knows him. But you know him, because he lives

With you and will be in you. 18 I won’t leave

 

You orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before

Too long the world won’t see me anymore,

But you will see me, and because I live,

 

You also will live. 20 On that day you’ll know

That I am in my Father, you’re in me,

And I’m in you. 21 He who obeys me is

 

The one who loves me. Then my Father will

Also love him, and I will make myself

Known to him too.” 22 Then Judas (but not Judas

 

Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you

Intend to show yourself to us and not

The world?” 23 And to this Jesus answered, “If

 

Anyone loves me, he’ll obey my teaching.

My Father will love him, and we will come

To him and make our home with him. 24 He who

 

Does not love me will not obey my teaching.

These words you hear are not my own, for they

Come from the Father who sent me. 25 All this

 

I’ve spoken while still with you, 26 but the one

Coming to stand by you, the Counselor,

The Holy Spirit whom the Father will

 

Send in my name, will be your teacher of

All things and He’ll remind you of the things

I’ve said to you. 27 I leave behind with you–

 

Peace; my peace I give you. I do not give

To you the way the world gives. Do not let

Your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.

 

28 You heard me say, ‘I’m leaving but I will

Return to you.’ If you loved me, you would

Be glad that I’m going to the Father, for

 

The Father’s greater than I. 29 I have told

You now before it happens, so when it

Does happen you’ll believe. 30 I will not speak

 

With you much longer, for the ruler of

This world is coming near. He has no hold

On me, 31 and yet the world must learn I love

 

The Father. His commands that I receive

I strictly follow. Come now; let us leave.”

 

S.D.G.