John 14:12

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uerely, verely I say vnto you, he that beleeueth on me, the works that I doe, shall hee doe also, and greater workes then these shall he doe, because I goe vnto my Father.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater {works} than these he will do; because I go to the Father.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 the Father.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, He who puts his faith in me will do the very works which I do, and he will do greater things than these, because I am going to my Father.
- Basic English Bible

Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works which I do shall he do also, and he shall do greater than these, because I go to the Father.
- Darby Bible

Verily, verily, I say to 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 to my Father.
- Webster's Bible

In most solemn truth I tell you that he who trusts in me--the things which I do he shall do also; and greater things than these he shall do, because I am going to the Father.
- Weymouth Bible

Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.
- World English Bible

Ellis bileue ye for thilke werkis. Treuli, treuli, Y seie to you, if a man bileueth in me, also he schal do the werkis that Y do; and he schal do grettere werkis than these, for Y go to the fadir.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Verily, verily, I say to you, he who is believing in me, the works that I do -- that one also shall do, and greater than these he shall do, because I go on to my Father;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 14:12


14:12 Greater works than these shall he do - So one apostle wrought miracles merely by his shadow, #Acts 5:15|; another by handkerchiefs carried from his body, #Acts 19:12|; and all spake with various tongues. But the converting one sinner is a greater work than all these. Because I go to my Father - To send you the Holy Ghost.


People's Bible Notes for John 14:12


Joh 14:12 Greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. Those who believe shall have power given to do works, in some respects greater; not greater miracles, but to effect greater moral and spiritual revolutions. At the time of his death, as far as we know, he had only about five hundred disciples (1Co 15:6), but he "went to his Father" and "shed forth the things seen and heard" on Pentecost (Ac 2:33), and the eleven apostles converted three thousand in a single day (Ac 2:41).

Discussion for John 14:12

  • Thusi Iddo for verse 12
    I believe Christ came to re-unite us with the Father, with our identity in him true eessence which is the Spirit. I believe doing greater things he did
  • some christians are ordained to do great works others for lesser. the important thing is to be faithful in small things.the parable of the talents could be applicable.its possible for a person to be saved although their works may be burnt up if they dont please god.
  • Laura Nesbitt for verse 12
    Greater in number because the Holy Ghost would come and enter each believer and then they would go out and win others who would be filled with the Holy Spirit. Greater numbers!
  • Adegboye Victor for verse 12
    Among what he did is the endurerance of the agony and the suffering on the cross. Even if your Shadow is raising the died and endurance and perseverance is not there(in you) ,then you've not done the ''greater works''.
  • 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.

    I think Jesus meant everything he did. Not just what he preached. Because he said greater works that he did (not say). The works of Jesus isn't just his messages but includes everything he did on earth (his messages, his lifestyle, his signs and wonders, his miracles, etc)

    I stand to be corrected. Thanks.
  • Steve Uveges for verse 12
    In my humble opinion the greater works "we" will do that Yeshua is talking about is when "we" the true house of Israel reunite as one. Since Yeshua walked this earth Christian have forgot the 7 feasts to the Lord and the 7th day Sabbath while the Jews have denied the Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah. There will come a day when these 2 house's reunite. When Christian will observe the feast and the Jews will accept Jesus. This is the story of the prodigal son. These are the greater works we will do. This is the next and last reformation before His return and it is happening now. Come be part of it in Yeshua's name I pray.

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