John 14:17

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen the Spirit of trueth, whom the world cannot receiue, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him, for hee dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{that is} the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, {but} you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`even' the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even the Spirit of true knowledge. That Spirit the world is not able to take to its heart because it sees him not and has no knowledge of him: but you have knowledge of him, because he is ever with you and will be in you.
- Basic English Bible

the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see him nor know him; but ye know him, for he abides with you, and shall be in you.
- Darby Bible

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and will be in you.
- Webster's Bible

That Spirit the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. You know Him, because He remains by your side and is in you.
- Weymouth Bible

the Spirit of truth, whom the world can't receive; for it doesn't see him, neither knows him. You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you.
- World English Bible

the spirit of treuthe, to dwelle with you with outen ende; which spirit the world may not take, for it seeth hym not, nether knowith hym. But ye schulen knowe hym, for he schal dwelle with you, and he schal be in you.
- Wycliffe Bible

the Spirit of truth, whom the world is not able to receive, because it doth not behold him, nor know him, and ye know him, because he doth remain with you, and shall be in you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 14:17


14:17 The Spirit of truth - Who has, reveals, testifies, and defends the truth as it is in Jesus. Whom the world - All who do not love or fear God, cannot receive, because it seeth him not - Having no spiritual senses, no internal eye to discern him; nor consequently knoweth him. He shall be in you - As a constant guest. Your bodies and souls shall be temples of the Holy Ghost dwelling in you.


People's Bible Notes for John 14:17


Joh 14:17 The Spirit of truth. So called, because he leads into all truth, and speaks the truth. See Joh 17:19 1Co 2:4 1Th 1:5. He also bears witness of the truth. See Ac 2:4 5:32 Heb 2:4. Whom the world cannot receive. Because he only dwells in a heart prepared for him by faith and obedience. "God gives the Holy Spirit to them who obey him" (Ac 5:32). See Joh 7:38.

Discussion for John 14

  • Mary Dell Jones
    I needed this. Thank you.
  • SAMKY
    Let Not My Heart Be Trouble .....
  • Jeffrey
    This is also one of my favourite writings, in all of the world.
  • Aldam bande
    Thank you very inspiring word for Jacob and Esau In this story it teaches us that, God sees inside of a men and not outside. The inner part is GOD most concerned about. So He makes his own decision regarding inner man.Thank You!
  • Marcelo
    This is a great message of our Lord, so we can not be in straggle at all in this 2016. the promises of his comfort "which is in the Holy Ghost," and is sent by the Father in his name, even this will help us to remember and to teach everything that he is telling us, and as he said in verse 27. "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
  • MockingBird
    Yes , Jesus did go : He was and is Triumph over death , hell , and ,the grave : Because He triumphed , I am more than a conqueror through Him : what I do here with my Lord God and Father and Jesus Christ, I will have in heaven. So : Work on and get that mansion : don't want a cabin !!! He is coming back to get me : He will not leave me behind.

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