John 14:2

“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.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

"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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 14:23 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 ***** PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS *****
  • BSP
    Verse 6: Jesus Christ is the only way to God. Jesus paved the way for us so that we can draw close to Jehovah God and have a relationship with him.
  • Ray321
    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Why did Jesus want us to follow the Apostle Paul doctrines. Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample
  • A disciple
    John 14:20 "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." I once heard it explained how we cannot understand God's thoughts and His ways, any more than a sparrow can understand our breakfast. I don't know quite what a sparrow knows or doesn't know but I think the part about us is pretty true. At best and there have been some extremely brilliant and wise men among the LORD's Princes till we get there we will only ever be able to see or know in part, and at best, with a good deal of obscurity, just because of our humiliated condition and nature. So the things that the LORD has said to us, that we know right away as soon as we read or hear them, are too high for our little "bird brains " one day, IF we make it safe and sound and endure true and faithful to the end we will know even as we ourselves are also known and we will see face to face, all that we for the now hope for in faith.
  • John
    Everything that God created including us was for His pleasure! The question remains, are we pleasing to Him? Selah
  • BSP
    It was clear to see that Jesus had God's spirit in him and today it should be evident who has God's spirit in them by the godly qualities they display.

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