John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if I goe and prepare a place for you, I will come againe, and receiue you vnto my selfe, that where I am, there ye may be also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, {there} you may be also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, `there' ye may be also.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to be with me, so that you may be where I am.
- Basic English Bible

and if I go and shall prepare you a place, I am coming again and shall receive you to myself, that where I am ye also may be.
- Darby Bible

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
- Webster's Bible

And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.
- Weymouth Bible

If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.
- World English Bible

And if Y go, and make redi to you a place, eftsoones Y come, and Y schal take you to my silf, that where Y am, ye be.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if I go on and prepare for you a place, again do I come, and will receive you unto myself, that where I am ye also may be;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 14:3


Joh 14:3 I will come again, and receive you unto myself. The reference is not to Christ's return from the grave, but to a return from heaven, the second coming of the Lord, which is a part of the Christian faith. Compare 1Th 4:17 Php 1:23.

Discussion for John 14:3

  • Charisma Queen for verse 3
    thats a wonderful word,Jesus Christ is preparing a nice place for us so as he promised that I'll come back and take you there as I have promised. I am glad that one he will come back and take us to be with Him and His Father.
  • MockingBird for verse 3
    Jesus is now with my Heavenly Father preparing my place for me us .What I will live in in heaven with my Lord is what I do with my Lord Jesus here in this life . I believe the word teaches that what we lay up in heaven here in this life is what we will have in heaven forever . I must be diligent to keep my affairs in proper perspective and order here because it determines what my life will be with my Lord God through out eternity. What I receive from my Lord is mine through out eternity !!!! I desire a closeness with my Lord !!!! I have had some great experiences with my Lord and I have had some fall downs my sins with my Lord. I hope He will be able to say " Well done thou good and faithful servant ". Rejoicing with good expectancy !!!
  • Graham Murray for verse 3
    I think that as wonderful as it is the comment could be misconstrued to mean that Jesus was not wholly Man as well as wholly God but that He was a visitation than Man He had to be Man to take our sin
  • Ashanti for verse 3
    That is an action verse stating that God will not let anyone take what he said in vain; and he would do what he said will do.
  • Ben weaver for verse 3
    V.3. "Where I am"! (present tense?) Was Jesus in the (4th dimension) realm of heaven, while he was walking and talking with humanity? There are many indications that He was. He was about to leave his disciples to prepare a place "mansions", rather (Abodes or dwelling places) so that his body (the church) could dwell where He was dwelling in the spirit while He spoke. That being now done (Christ in you the hope of glory Col. 1:27) we are now seated (With authority) in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.(Eph. 2:6). Let us actively clothe ourselves with his provisions so that Jesus will recieve the reward of his sufferings and that the Father may be glorified in the Son.