John 14:2

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would haue told you: I goe to prepare a place for you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In my Father's house are rooms enough; if it was not so, would I have said that I am going to make ready a place for you?
- Basic English Bible

In my Father's house there are many abodes; were it not so, I had told you: for I go to prepare you a place;
- Darby Bible

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
- Webster's Bible

In my Father's house there are many resting-places. Were it otherwise, I would have told you; for I am going to make ready a place for you.
- Weymouth Bible

In my Father's house are many homes. If it weren't so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.
- World English Bible

In the hous of my fadir ben many dwellyngis; if ony thing lesse, Y hadde seid to you, for Y go to make redi to you a place.
- Wycliffe Bible

in the house of my Father are many mansions; and if not, I would have told you; I go on to prepare a place for you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 14:2


14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions - Enough to receive both the holy angels, and your predecessors in the faith, and all that now believe, and a great multitude, which no man can number.


People's Bible Notes for John 14:2


Joh 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions. By the "Father's house" is meant the heavenly abode. He is about to return there, from whence he had come. I go to prepare a place for you. If the separation was to be an eternal one, he would have forewarned them. Rather, he goes before to prepare a home for them where they can all be together. The departure of Jesus was needful to open an entrance to them and use.

Discussion for John 14

  • Irene123
    Jn. 14:10 - ".....but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works." This is the foreshadowing of Acts 2:38, "...... and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." The Holy Ghost is the same as God's spirit - which Jesus had in Him. As Jesus the man without God's spirit in Him could do nothing, so can we not do anything without God's spirit indwelling in us.
  • Bible Reader
    JOHN 10:30 I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE.
  • Steve morrow
    john 14:15 if you love me keep MY commandments---luke 4:4 and JESUS answered him saying it is written that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word of GOD---acts 5:20 go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life---2 timothy 4:2 preach the word be instant in season out of season reprove rebuke exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine---john 8:45.......
  • Chuck
    When our Lord and Savior says , when you see me, you have seen the father. This is not physical, but spiritually. Inside all of us. amen.
  • Hope
    Who is loving?
    Who is caring?
    Who keeps you safe?
    Who is it?
    The Lord
  • Anna
    Let nothing worry you if you're a child of God. Leave everything to Him and He will take care of all things. God is God and Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords and King of Kings.