The Way to the Father
1“Your heart must not be troubled. # Jn 14:27 Believe # Or You believe in God; # Ac 16:34; 27:25; Rm 4:3,17,24; Gl 3:6; Ti 3:8; Jms 2:23; 1Jn 5:10 believe also in Me. 2In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; # The Vg used the Lat term mansio, a traveler’s resting place. The Gk word is related to the verb meno, meaning remain or stay, which occurs 40 times in John. if not, I would have told you. I am going away # Jn 8:21-22; 13:33,36; 16:7 to prepare a place for you. 3If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back # Mk 8:38 and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. # Jn 12:26 4You know the way to where I am going.” # Other mss read this verse: And you know where I am going, and you know the way # Jn 7:28; 8:14; 16:5; 1Jn 2:11
5“Lord,” Thomas # Mk 3:18 said, “we don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way? ”
6Jesus told him, “I am # Ex 3:14; Jn 8:24,58 the way, # Heb 10:20 the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Jesus Reveals the Father
7“If you know Me, you will also know # Other mss read If you had known Me, you would have known My Father. # Mt 11:27; 1Jn 2:23 From now on you do know Him # Jn 17:3; 1Jn 4:8 and have seen Him.”
8“Lord,” said Philip, # Mk 3:18 “show us the Father, and that’s enough for us.”
9Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. # Jn 5:19,37; 12:45 How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? # Jn 10:30; 14:11,20; 1Jn 2:24; 4:17 The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. # Jn 5:30 The Father who lives in Me does His works. # Jn 5:36; 6:28; Heb 3:9; Rv 15:3 11Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe # Other mss read believe Me because of the works themselves. # Jn 10:38
Praying in Jesus’ Name
12“I assure you: The one who believes in Me # Jn 6:35 will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, # Jn 5:20 because I am going to the Father. # Jn 7:33; 13:1,3; 16:5,10,17,28; 17:11,13; 20:17 13Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified # Jn 11:4; 17:1; 1Pt 2:12 in the Son. # Jn 5:19 14If you ask Me # Other mss omit Me anything in My name, # Jn 10:25 I will do it. # Other mss omit all of v. 14 # Jn 11:22; 15:6; 16:23-24
Another Counselor Promised
15“If you love Me, you will keep # Other mss read If you love Me, keep (as a command) My commands. # 1Jn 5:3 16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor # Lk 24:49; Jn 14:26; 15:26; 16:7; 1Jn 2:1; Ac 2:33 to be with you forever. 17He is the Spirit # Jn 1:33 of truth. # Ps 119:142; 2Th 2:10; 1Jn 4:6 The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be # Other mss read and is in you. # 1Jn 4:4 18I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
19“In a little while the world will see Me no longer, # Jn 7:33 but you will see Me. # Jn 16:16 Because I live, you will live # Php 1:21 too. 20In that day you will know that I am in My Father, # Jn 14:10 you are in Me, and I am in you. 21The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. # Jn 8:31; 1Jn 2:5 And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. # Dt 7:12-13; Jn 16:27 I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”
22Judas # Lk 6:16; Ac 1:13 (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it You’re going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world? ” # Ac 10:40-41
23Jesus answered, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. # Jn 14:2; 1Jn 2:24 24The one who doesn’t love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me. # Jn 5:19; 7:16; 8:28; 12:49-50
25“I have spoken these things to you while I remain with you. 26But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit # Ps 51:11; Jn 1:33; Ac 2:4; Rm 8:9; Gl 5:25; Ti 3:5; Rv 3:22 — the Father will send # Lk 24:49; Jn 14:16; 15:26; 16:7; Ac 2:33 Him in My name — will teach you all things # Jn 16:13; 1Co 2:10; 1Jn 2:27 and remind you of everything I have told you. # Jn 2:22; 2Pt 1:21
Jesus’ Gift of Peace
27“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful. # 2Tm 1:7 28You have heard Me tell you, ‘I am going away # Jn 16:5 and I am coming to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I am going to the Father, # Jn 16:10 because the Father is greater than I. # Jn 10:29; 1Jn 3:20; 4:4 29I have told you now before it happens # Jn 13:19; 16:4 so that when it does happen you may believe. 30I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of the world # Mt 4:1; Jn 12:31 is coming. He has no power over Me. # Lit He has nothing in Me # Lk 4:6 31On the contrary, I am going away # Probably refers to the cross so that the world may know that I love the Father. Just as the Father commanded Me, so I do.
“Get up; let’s leave this place.