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 for 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.
- 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 for John 14:2

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

  • ADG on John 14:2
    This is literally mansions the Lord Jesus is talking about. Jesus is talking here. He even said "if it were not so, I would have told you." God is always true with His word and God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil? - Number 23:19

    When the Lord says I am free then I am free. For He says, "So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed." - John 8:36

    That's why Paul says, "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace." - Ephesians 1:7

    Why can't we believe a God who chose to die for the sins of many so we can attain the life everlasting? It could have been us who should be on that cross but no. Because of His richness in grace and mercy "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us". - Romans 5:8

    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord - Romans 6:23

    For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him - 2 Corinthians 5:21

    God chose to love us even we are unlovable. We are wretched people and we need a saviour cause there is no good in us; No one is righteous, no! not one. - Romans 3:10

    What shall it profit me if I gained the whole world and lose my own soul? - Mark 8:36

    It is better for me to be in His courts than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked - Psalms 84:10

    For it is appointed for men, us, to die once but after this is judgment.

    Death is real. Hell is real.

    That's why God sent Jesus once and for all to die for many once. He is not going to do it again.

    That is why we need a Saviour. We can only be saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

    Are you ready to receive Him?
  • Mockingbird on John 14:2
    Jesus had an earthly ministry and now has a heavenly ministry : He is seated at the right hand of the Father making intersession for me : He is also building a mansion : He is a carpenter , you know : I believe that in accordance to my faith in Him while here on this earth , what I do with Him here is what I will have in heaven : Laying up treasure in heaven. What kind of mansion I have in heaven depends on how I walk and work while here on earth. Jesus walk while He was here on the earth afforded Him His position in heaven with His and My Father. HE worked for what He has in heaven : Even so must I !!!!
  • DJ on John 14:2
    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.
  • Dawn R Cooper - in Reply on John 14:2
    He was speaking to his disciples not us. Raju are on heaven possibly bit we must all be judged first. It says so in countless scriptures.old and mee testament. When we die we go back t ok the ground and await the second coming. If every one just went straight to heaven because man thought they where good people, what's the point? Jesus himself said the dead no nothing. As if they were asleep!! Thays Jesus saying that not me!! Gotta wait for the resurrection to see where you're truly going! Heaven, hell or the new earth. Says it right on the bible, the meek shall inherit the earth. So we dont just magically die and wake up in heaven! There would be on use for judgement.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on John 14:2
    Revelation Chapter 6: 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the SOULS (not bodies) souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

    10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
    These souls are with the Lord under the altar of God.
    2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Those in Christ go to be with the Lord when they die awaiting new bodies. Those not in Christ, well they go to the other place....
  • Sam on John 14:2
    Can hardly wait to go home! MARANATHANA
  • Jsson on John 14:2
    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 !
  • Joanna on John 14:2
    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.
  • Dawn R Cooper - in Reply on John 14:2
    Nope it pertained to the disciples. Everyone will be judged. How can you be in heaven before judgement day? Then be judged and get kicked out? AMD hiw dies a human get to say how wonderful another human is? They could have been really crappy on the inside that's why we all still gotta be judged m the first death and the second death. It's all in there.
  • Sandesh tiwade on John 14:2
    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


 

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