John 14:23

“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus answered, and saide vnto him, If a man loue mee, he will keepe my wordes: and my Father will loue him, and wee will come vnto him, and make our abode with him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to him in answer, If anyone has love for me, he will keep my words: and he will be dear to my Father; and we will come to him and make our living-place with him.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered and said to him, If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered and said to him, If a man loveth me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him.
- Webster's Bible

If any one loves me, replied Jesus, "he will obey my teaching; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered him, "If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him.
- World English Bible

Jhesus answerde, and seide `to hym, If ony man loueth me, he schal kepe my word; and my fadir schal loue hym, and we schulen come to hym, and we schulen dwelle with hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered and said to him, `If any one may love me, my word he will keep, and my Father will love him, and unto him we will come, and abode with him we will make;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 14:23


14:23 Jesus answered - Because ye love and obey me, and they do not, therefore I will reveal myself to you, and not to them. My Father will love him - The more any man loves and obeys, the more God will love him. And we will come to him, and make our abode with him - Which implies such a large manifestation of the Divine presence and love, that the former in justification is as nothing in comparison of it.


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.

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