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1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

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.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

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15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

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.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.


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Matthew Henry's John Chapter 14 Bible commentary...

Christ comforts his disciples. (1-11) He further comforts his disciples. (12-17) He still further comforts his disciples. (18-31)1-11 Here are three words, upon any of which stress may be laid. Upon the word troubled. Be not cast down and disquieted. The word heart. Let your heart be kept with full trust in God. The word your. However others are overwhelmed with the sorrows of this present time, be not you so. Christ's disciples, more than others, should keep their minds quiet, when everything else is unquiet. Here is the remedy against this trouble of mind, "Believe." By believing in Christ as the Mediator between God and man, we gain comfort. The happiness of heaven is spoken of as in a father's house. There are many mansions, for there are many sons to be brought to glory. Mansions are lasting dwellings. Christ will be the Finisher of that of which he is the Author or Beginner; if he have prepared the place for us, he will prepare us for it. Christ is the sinner's Way to the Father and to heaven, in his person as God manifest in the flesh, in his atoning sacrifice, and as our Advocate. He is the Truth, as fulfilling all the prophecies of a Saviour; believing which, sinners come by him the Way. He is the Life, by whose life-giving Spirit the dead in sin are quickened. Nor can any man draw nigh God as a Father, who is not quickened by Him as the Life, and taught by Him as the Truth, to come by Him as the Way. By Christ, as the Way, our prayers go to God, and his blessings come to us; this is the Way that leads to rest, the good old Way. He is the Resurrection and the Life. All that saw Christ by faith, saw the Father in Him. In the light of Christ's doctrine, they saw God as the Father of lights; and in Christ's miracles, they saw God as the God of power. The holiness of God shone in the spotless purity of Christ's life. We are to believe the revelation of God to man in Christ; for the works of the Redeemer show forth his own glory, and God in him.

12-17 Whatever we ask in Christ's name, that shall be for our good, and suitable to our state, he shall give it to us. To ask in Christ's name, is to plead his merit and intercession, and to depend upon that plea. The gift of the Spirit is a fruit of Christ's mediation, bought by his merit, and received by his intercession. The word used here, signifies an advocate, counsellor, monitor, and comforter. He would abide with the disciples to the end of time; his gifts and graces would encourage their hearts. The expressions used here and elsewhere, plainly denote a person, and the office itself includes all the Divine perfections. The gift of the Holy Ghost is bestowed upon the disciples of Christ, and not on the world. This is the favour God bears to his chosen. As the source of holiness and happiness, the Holy Spirit will abide with every believer for ever.

18-24 Christ promises that he would continue his care of his disciples. I will not leave you orphans, or fatherless, for though I leave you, yet I leave you this comfort, I will come to you. I will come speedily to you at my resurrection. I will come daily to you in my Spirit; in the tokens of his love, and visits of his grace. I will come certainly at the end of time. Those only that see Christ with an eye of faith, shall see him for ever: the world sees him no more till his second coming; but his disciples have communion with him in his absence. These mysteries will be fully known in heaven. It is a further act of grace, that they should know it, and have the comfort of it. Having Christ's commands, we must keep them. And having them in our heads, we must keep them in our hearts and lives. The surest evidence of our love to Christ is, obedience to the laws of Christ. There are spiritual tokens of Christ and his love given to all believers. Where sincere love to Christ is in the heart, there will be obedience. Love will be a commanding, constraining principle; and where love is, duty follows from a principle of gratitude. God will not only love obedient believers, but he will take pleasure in loving them, will rest in love to them. He will be with them as his home. These privileges are confined to those whose faith worketh by love, and whose love to Jesus leads them to keep his commandments. Such are partakers of the Holy Spirit's new-creating grace.

25-27 Would we know these things for our good, we must pray for, and depend on the teaching of the Holy Ghost; thus the words of Jesus will be brought to our remembrance, and many difficulties be cleared up which are not plain to others. To all the saints, the Spirit of grace is given to be a remembrancer, and to him, by faith and prayer, we should commit the keeping of what we hear and know. Peace is put for all good, and Christ has left us all that is really and truly good, all the promised good; peace of mind from our justification before God. This Christ calls his peace, for he is himself our Peace. The peace of God widely differs from that of Pharisees or hypocrites, as is shown by its humbling and holy effects.

28-31 Christ raises the expectations of his disciples to something beyond what they thought was their greatest happiness. His time was now short, he therefore spake largely to them. When we come to be sick, and to die, we may not be capable of talking much to those about us; such good counsel as we have to give, let us give while in health. Observe the prospect Christ had of an approaching conflict, not only with men, but with the powers of darkness. Satan has something in us to perplex us with, for we have all sinned; but when he would disturb Christ, he found nothing sinful to help him. The best evidence of our love to the Father is, our doing as he has commanded us. Let us rejoice in the Saviour's victories over Satan the prince of this world. Let us copy the example of his love and obedience.


Recent Comments for John Chapter 14...


Ileana Pierra's John Chapter 14 comment about verse 20 on 9/15/2014, 2:57pm...

I was led to a new church yesterday by God for my first visit God placed a follower member to minister Truth to me as the service began to come to a close. This man used by God showed me biblical scripture that proved I had not yet received the Holy Ghost although I had been saved, born again, received Christ and baptized back in 2004. At first I was offended by him to think that he was suggesting the Holy Spirit was not in me, however I listened quietly and patiently. The more I listened, the more God spoke to my heart and the more I could see through actual scripture that millions of Christians have been Baptized by un scriptural means. The only way to receive the Holy Ghost is to be Baptized IN and only IN the NAME of JESUS CHRIST not as many churches do, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I got baptized yesterday for the second time since receiving Christ in 2004 right there and then in the back of this church in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST "only " and as soon as I came up above the water I began to speak in tongues. I had never spoken in tongues before until just yesterday. I feel renewed, and like a piece of the puzzle that was missing is now in place. I feel joy and excitement and enthusiasm like I have not felt in a long time in my Christian walk. Fast forward to this moment, just now the Lord Jesus brought me to John 14 and as I read through this chapter, verse 20 jumped out at me not to be confused with verse 16 where the word messenger s in plural is used. The word messenger in verse 20 is being used to signify The Holy Ghost. I feel Jesus brought me to this verse today to acknowledge the TRUTH I received and experienced yesterday....The Holy Ghost, the one and true messenger of Jesus, the Great Counselor, I am now in HIM and HE is in me and the Father in me, and now yesterday I met the Holy Ghost for the first time the trinity, I am now complete as the Lord intended me to be since 2004 when I first received Him. I can 't help but think how many Christians are in the dark about this as I was and knowing this new TRUTH now I feel compelled to share. If you have been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit..that is not scriptural. Get yourself to a church that baptizes in the name of JESUS CHRIST alone and receive the fullness that Christ has in store for you. Acts 19 5 speaks of this Truth. I think this is the reason I was lukewarm...I was missing the Holy Ghost.


Michael W. Gephart's John Chapter 14 comment about verse 11 on 9/10/2014, 12:36pm...

The New World Translation has altered this verse to say.. "I am IN UNION WITH " the Father. The most sarcastic thing I ever did was to write a letter to the Watchtower Society. My letter began.. "Enclosed is my check for 10,000. However, you won 't be able to cash it, because the money is not really IN my account. It is only IN UNION WITH my account... which brings up the point I would like to make ...


Excellent's John Chapter 14 comment about verse 2 on 8/26/2014, 11:34pm...

Praise God if you are saved the is a place prepared for you in heaven.If you a not also the is a place prepared for you in hell shame


Anthony Greene's John Chapter 14 comment about verse 9 on 8/25/2014, 6:55pm...

Philip was looking at Jesus with his naked eye,so he only saw Jesus flesh. The Spirit of God was within Jesus as it is in everyone. Jesus said you can do what I have done and even more. We need to sit still and listen to our Spirit which is God!


David's John Chapter 14 comment about verse 20 on 8/07/2014, 1:00am...

I was praying and I was told, " I am who I am, and I am within you. " Google led me here to only find the words of john 14 20. our love for that in which is a greater good the holy spirit from within us, guides us, aids us, and is who and what is and always will save us.


Fanuel shafokutya's John Chapter 14 comment about verse 2 on 7/28/2014, 3:38am...

Jesus himself bieng 100 human and 100 God in flesh can not lie, and His promise of the heavenly places mansions is a reward of anyone who picks up His cross to follow him, jonh 14 2 is clear the house of God originates in heaven, the church is the body of Christ. Though it is reffered to the church in certain scriptures


Wingroe's John Chapter 14 comment on 7/25/2014, 2:08am...

it is very clear in verse 28 that the father is greater than jesus, so they are not equal.. meaning they are different individual father and son ..


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