John 14:28

Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye haue heard how I saide vnto you, I goe away, and come againe vnto you. If ye loued mee, yee would reioyce, because I said, I go vnto the Father: for my Father is greater then I.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You heard that I said to you, 'I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep in mind how I said to you, I go away and come to you again. If you had love for me you would be glad, because I am going to the Father: for the Father is greater than I.
- Basic English Bible

Ye have heard that I have said unto you, I go away and I am coming to you. If ye loved me ye would rejoice that I go to the Father, for [my] Father is greater than I.
- Darby Bible

Ye have heard that I said to you, I go away, and come again to you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go to the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
- Webster's Bible

You heard me say to you, `I am going away, and yet I am coming to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced because I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I am.
- Weymouth Bible

You heard how I told you, 'I go away, and I come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I said 'I am going to my Father;' for the Father is greater than I.
- World English Bible

Ye han herd, that Y seide to you, Y go, and come to you. If ye loueden me, forsothe ye schulden haue ioye, for Y go to the fadir, for the fadir is grettere than Y.
- Wycliffe Bible

ye heard that I said to you -- I go away, and I come unto you; if ye did love me, ye would have rejoiced that I said -- I go on to the Father, because my Father is greater than I.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 14:28


14:28 God the Father is greater than I - As he was man. As God, neither is greater nor less than the other.


People's Bible Notes for John 14:28


Joh 14:28 If ye loved me, ye would rejoice. A gentle rebuke. Their desire that he should not go away was due, in part at least, to selfish motives.

Discussion for John 14:28

  • thanks you Vdnic,Diane, and Grants for sharing these awesome points I wish to share on very important scripture directly from the lips of Our Lord and Savoir the Son Of Jehovah not God and that 's in Matthew 24:4 "see that no one misleads you ". This was one of the first signs of the end. I pray for all those who have been mislead in believing that Jesus is God what disrespect to Jehovah and Jesus. Jesus came to honor His Father not become or take the position away!
  • Wesleys Comment is wrong about John14:28. Wesley said, as God, neither is greater or lesser than the other. Funny how Wesley didnt back that statement with an agreeing scripture. But,I found one that supports Jesus belief that his Father is greater that he is, as a man on earth, and as a spirit son of God, where he now sits in heaven at the right hand side of his Father,where he is subject him. 1Corth:15:28
  • John 1: 18 says" No man has seen God at any time".Many people saw Jesus. John 20:31 says "These have been written down that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God". Jesus was created directly by God having quality similar to those of his father. Psalms 83:18 says Jehovah is the most high. found in KJV New World Translation. Many other translations of the Bible have taken Jehovah out and replaced it with LORD.
  • how could god be on the earth and in heaven at the same time? who was Jesus praying to in the garden of gethsemane before the died? the verse is matthew 26:39. he said in that verse not my will but your will? who was he talking to himself? you need to learn grammer. Jesus did not pray to himself to ask for help. he prayed to god for help. he if he was god he never would have had to pray for help.why in john 14:28 did Jesus say the father is greater than i am if he is God? That would be like me saying my father is greater than i am but i am my father. who were the christians praying to if God was a man on earth. who were the christians worshiping in heaven if Jesus was on the earth? why would Jesus say to Worship God instead of saying worship me because I am god. get your grammer on.

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