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

  • Irene123
    To Wayne, 12/15/16 - I just now saw the scriptures from Jn. 14:8-13 you gave me when I couldn't recall them. Thank-you --- belatedly. I was not online for 3 wks. during 12/15/'16 because of the flu/pneumonia/bladder infection - all at the same time. At 74 I should have died, but the Lord Jesus kept me.
  • Joy
    HOLY GOD, THANK YOU!
  • Vuyolwethu wiseman Ngceke
    This message encouraging me! Special where it says believe me and also to tte father, i go to the father to prepare a place for you, meaning that God cares , we are alive due the fact that Gof is greater, nothing we can do without the son,all we need we should receive because our fsther cares , i'm the truth ,i'm the way, and life ,believe me and my father ,none can see father except me!
  • Lifelyrics
    As far as the east is from the West, God has thrown my sins into the sea of forgetfulness. No longer under the law of sin but under grace, preparing to go to my heavenly father's place.
  • Shahid
    jesus is lord
  • BSP
    Jesus was the perfect reflection of his Father. Seeing him was like seeing his Father as verse 9 shows.