John 14:9

“Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus saith vnto him, Haue I bin so long time with you, and yet hast thou not knowen me, Philip? he that hath seene me, hath seene the father, and how sayest thou then, Shew vs the father?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus *said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and {yet} you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how {can} you say, 'Show us the Father'?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, Show us the Father?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you all this time, and still you have no knowledge of me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. Why do you say, Let us see the Father?
- Basic English Bible

Jesus says to him, Am I so long a time with you, and thou hast not known me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Shew us the Father?
- Darby Bible

Jesus saith to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me Philip? he that hath seen me, hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
- Webster's Bible

Have I been so long among you, Jesus answered, "and yet you, Philip, do not know me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How can *you* ask me, `Cause us to see the Father'?
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How do you say, 'Show us the Father?'
- World English Bible

Jhesus seith to hym, So long tyme Y am with you, and `han ye not knowun me? Filip, he that seeth me, seeth also the fadir. Hou seist thou, schewe to vs the fadir?
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus saith to him, `So long time am I with you, and thou hast not known me, Philip? he who hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how dost thou say, Shew to us the Father?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 14:9


Joh 14:9 He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. Philip wanted a literal sight of God with the natural eyes, when God incarnate had been present with him for three years, manifesting the mind, the purity, the saving power, the fatherly tenderness, the unutterable love of the Father.

Discussion for John 14:9

  • Edward mintz for verse 9
    Sometimes we focus on the natural reasoning of things,losing at the same time,our spiritual purpose.Because God is spirit,then our thoughts and spiritual perspectives should also be spiritual minded.Then our connections will connect.
  • Anthony Greene for verse 9
    Philip was looking at Jesus with his naked eye,so he only saw Jesus flesh. The Spirit of God was within Jesus as it is in everyone. Jesus said you can do what I have done and even more. We need to sit still and listen to our Spirit which is God!
  • Sherif mohamad for verse 9
    SEEN here Means UNDERSTAND Not seen as in SIGHT. AS we use that word in our daily life as in ( do you see what i,m saying ? ). He did not mean that he is GOD , because He already said in MARK ch 12 v 29 ( Hear O ISRAEL, The first of all commandmants is ,the lord OUR GOD is one lord ). JESUS IS NOT GOD , but he is one of the MIGHTIEST MESSENGER,s OF GOD .
  • Susan Dalton for verse 9
    "...he that hath seen me hath seen the Father..."
    (John 14:9)

    We recently went to New York City. Before we left, I had "googled" everything I needed to know. I had used Google maps to go everywhere we were to go. I had gotten reviews, and saw personal pictures of where we would be going. Every aspect of the trip had been covered. (places we were to go, modes of transportation, places we were to stay, where we would eat, time schedules, weather temperatures...)

    Because I had "googled" everything and virtually walked and seen all we were to do, when we actually did it, the virtual was so close to being reality. There were a few variables that the virtual could not convey: encounters with people (whether good or bad), mechanical breakdowns, delays which alter the abstract schedule, and the human factor of leaving something out and having to improvise on foot; but, overall, the virtual was a copy of the real. You could almost overlay the one over the other and have a perfect match.

    Jesus said, "...he that hath seen me, hath seen the Father."

    Much like "virtual" seeing to "reality" seeing, God has given unto us His Spirit to see things now, and things yet to be seen.

    "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God has revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. (I Corinthians 2:9-12)

    Have you "googled" the Lord today, the date for the trip is impending?

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