John 14:23

“Iesus answered, and saide vnto him, If a man loue mee, he will keepe my wordes: and my Father will loue him, and wee will come vnto him, and make our abode with him.”

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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.
- King James Version

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to him in answer, If anyone has love for me, he will keep my words: and he will be dear to my Father; and we will come to him and make our living-place with him.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered and said to him, If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered and said to him, If a man loveth me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him.
- Webster's Bible

If any one loves me, replied Jesus, "he will obey my teaching; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered him, "If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him.
- World English Bible

Jhesus answerde, and seide `to hym, If ony man loueth me, he schal kepe my word; and my fadir schal loue hym, and we schulen come to hym, and we schulen dwelle with hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered and said to him, `If any one may love me, my word he will keep, and my Father will love him, and unto him we will come, and abode with him we will make;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 14:23


14:23 Jesus answered - Because ye love and obey me, and they do not, therefore I will reveal myself to you, and not to them. My Father will love him - The more any man loves and obeys, the more God will love him. And we will come to him, and make our abode with him - Which implies such a large manifestation of the Divine presence and love, that the former in justification is as nothing in comparison of it.


Discussion for John 14

  • Estelle
    In John 14 we see the whole Deity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. or Spirit of Truth.
  • BSP
    Verse 21~By keeping Jesus commandments we will be loved by Jesus and by his Father, Jehovah God.
  • Ghetto John
    The Commandments that Jesus refers to are the ones from Mount Sinai. The many Mansions refers to peace and bliss, and comfort(as compared to homeless tents). That Jesus went to the Father means he will not incarnate to rapture anyone. He speaks spiritually of these matters, not literally! Jesus is the least straight forward of all, so one must have ears to hear, not presumptions! Keep the Ten
  • Sally
    If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him
  • Ivy Johnson
    Jesus’ second coming and the Rapture of the Church are two different Events! Jesus is gone to Prepare us our Mansions: NOT ROOMS: He is the: Way: TRUTH: LIGHT: LIFE: DOOR:GOOD SHEPHERD: FRIEND THAT STICKETH CLOSER THAN A BROTHER: ADVOCATE: AND MUCH,
    MUCH,MORE: OUR ALL-IN-ALL: HE and the FATHER ARE ONE: HE IN ME AND I IN HIM: IF YE HAS SEEN ME: HE HAS SEEN THE FATHER ALSO: I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? (Except ye, being witnessed by many, know of them whom ye confess not.) It is written, Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. For the love of money is the root of all evil: Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.

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