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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME***JOHN 5:26 FOR AS THE FATHER HATH LIFE IN HIMSELF SO HATH --- HE --- GIVEN TO THE SON TO HAVE LIFE IN HIMSELF***1 JOHN 5:6 THIS IS HE THAT CAME BY WATER AND BLOOD EVEN JESUS CHRIST NOT BY WATER ONLY BUT BY WATER AND BLOOD AND IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT BEARETH WITNESS BECAUSE THE SPIRIT IS TRUTH
  • Lu2677
    Bruce,John 14:26.Be at peace.V.27"Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid." Be courageous. Luke 12:4-5 Jesus warns us to Fear the Lord with terror,because he has power to cast us into the lake of fire that you preach.Could the "fearful" be someone that does not have the courage to tell others about Christ?Or have Christ like courage during times of testing;trials,temptations.?
  • Irene123
    V. 15 - Pas. Norm Paslay - Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously doing God's will.
    We are great sinners, but He is a greater savior.
    Far too many parents are more interested in their kids making the team, than in making the Kingdom of God.
  • 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

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