John 14:2

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 14:2

  • Brother OKORIE, Akolam for verse 2
    Jesus is preparing a place for every believer. This place will be full of mansions with our names inscribed on each mansion. The reality, however, is that to inhabit this mansion, one must be born of Water and Spirit. Many mansions will be left empty, for many will choose hell hell instead of heaven.
  • I humbly hope that this gospel passage could be interpreted as there is room for all in God 's Kingdom. Those who believe in God and that God 's son gave his incorporated life for us and for forgiveness of our sins. If you believe in reincarnations, for instance only, and also you believe in Christ and God and Holy Spirit, there is room for all, not all 'organized religions " are the ONE and ONLY way to get to the House of GOD.
  • Can hardly wait to go home! MARANATHANA
  • Do not hide my gmail plz Go to Eph.2:17-22 here you will see we are the Temple all framed together with Our Lord Jesus as Chief Cornerstone. Agreed all churches we need to come together so Our Lord Jesus will come. God Bless !
  • I thought that this passage refers to all believers, no matter what faith you followed. Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu,Judaism,etc.! If you believed in God, Yahweh, Jehovah....The creator of us all, no matter what name you place to our Lord. I once heard that He gave his name to Moses as "I am " when Moses asked while on the mount and God appeared as the burning bush.
  • Sandesh tiwade for verse 2
    THERE ARE MANNY ABODES IN MY FATHER 'S HOUSE AS OUR LORD SAYS ,HE WAS THE HOUSE ON THIS EARTH . MANNY ABODES ARE THE BELIEVERS. THE WAY WAS CROSS AND HIS COMING WAS IN RESURRECTION . SO WE THE BODY OF CHRIST IS THE PLACE WHERE GOD FINDS REST. THOSE WHO THINK OF MANSION OR MATERIAL HOUSE SHOULD THINK THAT WE HAVE GOD WHO CREATES BY HIS WORD SO CAN YOU THINK THAT LORD JESUS IS BUILDING ABODES FOR LAST 2000 YEARS.HE IS BUILDING HIS BODY MATT 16 18 , YET NOT COMPLETE. WE NEED TO PRAY THAT HIS BODY CHURCH SHOULD BE BUILD. THERE ARE MORE THAN 90000 DENOMINATIONS IN CHRISTIANITY AND SORRY TO SAY THAT EACH DENOMINATION THINKS HE IS BETTER AND PERFECT , THEY UNDERMINE OTHERS. THERE IS NO ONESS, NO HARMONY ,THERE IS ALWAYS CRITICISM WITH ONE ANOTHER. WE NEED TO PRAY THAT THERE MAY BE HARMONY WITH EVERY BELIEVER OF ANY RACE , COUNTRY , COLOR , LANGUAGE ETC. SO THAT LORD WILL COME SOON