John 14:17

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen the Spirit of trueth, whom the world cannot receiue, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him, for hee dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{that is} the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, {but} you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`even' the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even the Spirit of true knowledge. That Spirit the world is not able to take to its heart because it sees him not and has no knowledge of him: but you have knowledge of him, because he is ever with you and will be in you.
- Basic English Bible

the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see him nor know him; but ye know him, for he abides with you, and shall be in you.
- Darby Bible

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 will be in you.
- Webster's Bible

That Spirit the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. You know Him, because He remains by your side and is in you.
- Weymouth Bible

the Spirit of truth, whom the world can't receive; for it doesn't see him, neither knows him. You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you.
- World English Bible

the spirit of treuthe, to dwelle with you with outen ende; which spirit the world may not take, for it seeth hym not, nether knowith hym. But ye schulen knowe hym, for he schal dwelle with you, and he schal be in you.
- Wycliffe Bible

the Spirit of truth, whom the world is not able to receive, because it doth not behold him, nor know him, and ye know him, because he doth remain with you, and shall be in you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 14:17


14:17 The Spirit of truth - Who has, reveals, testifies, and defends the truth as it is in Jesus. Whom the world - All who do not love or fear God, cannot receive, because it seeth him not - Having no spiritual senses, no internal eye to discern him; nor consequently knoweth him. He shall be in you - As a constant guest. Your bodies and souls shall be temples of the Holy Ghost dwelling in you.


People's Bible Notes for John 14:17


Joh 14:17 The Spirit of truth. So called, because he leads into all truth, and speaks the truth. See Joh 17:19 1Co 2:4 1Th 1:5. He also bears witness of the truth. See Ac 2:4 5:32 Heb 2:4. Whom the world cannot receive. Because he only dwells in a heart prepared for him by faith and obedience. "God gives the Holy Spirit to them who obey him" (Ac 5:32). See Joh 7:38.

Discussion for John 14

  • Bruce
    But He,being full of The Holy Ghost, look up stedfastly into heaven, and saw The Glory of God and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. Acts7:55 / I can of my own self do nothing:as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just,because I seek not My Own Will,but The Will of The Father which sent me. John 5:30
  • Wayne
    123,the Father is greater than the son. V.28. Also, the Sons throne is in the Father's throne. Is the Father "beside Himself"?
  • Wayne
    Mark 9:14- This is my beloved Son, hear ye Him.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 14:10 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 14:11 BELIEVE ME THAT I AM IN THE FATHER AND THE FATHER IN ME OR ELSE BELIEVE FOR THE VERY WORKS SAKE JOHN 8:45 AND BECAUSE I TELL YOU THE TRUTH YOU BELIEVE ME NOT
  • A disciple
    "..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." What the Lord has begun, He will not rest till He has completed. You who are the delight of His eyes, and the joy of His heart; howsoever the enemy and his minions roar and threaten us, Jesus is still at the right hand of God, and the day of vengeance is in His heart!
  • Nancy
    Continue, The Father, by cultivating the Son works Himself with all His riches into the vine and eventually the vine expresses the Father in a corporate way through His branches.The Fathers economy in the Universe.When we abide in the Lord and His words abide in us, we actually are one with Him and He works within us.Than when we ask in prayer for whatever we will, it is not only we who are pray.

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