I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life1 a“Let not your hearts be troubled. bBelieve in God; ▼
▼Or You believe in Godbelieve also in me. 2In dmy Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that eI go to prepare a place for you? ▼
▼Or In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you gto myself, that hwhere I am you may be also. 4And you know the way to where I am going.” ▼
▼Some manuscripts Where I am going you know, and the way you know5 jThomas said to him, “Lord kwe do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6Jesus said to him, “I am lthe way, and mthe truth, and nthe life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 oIf you had known me, you would have pknown my Father also. ▼
▼Or If you know me, you will know my Father also, or If you have known me, you will know my Father alsoFrom now on you do know him and rhave seen him.” 8 sPhilip said to him, “Lord tshow us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? uWhoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Do you not believe that vI am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you wI do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11Believe me that xI am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else ybelieve on account of the works themselves. 12“Truly, truly, I say to you zwhoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I aaam going to the Father. 13 abWhatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that acthe Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 adIf you ask me ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit meanything in my name, I will do it.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit15 af“If you love me, you will agkeep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another ahHelper ▼
▼Or Advocate, or Counselor; also 14:26; 15:26; 16:7to be with you forever, 17even ajthe Spirit of truth, akwhom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and alwill be ▼
▼Some manuscripts and isin you. 18“I will not leave you as orphans; anI will come to you. 19 aoYet a little while and the world will see me no more, but apyou will see me. aqBecause I live, you also will live. 20 arIn that day you will know that asI am in my Father, and atyou in me, and auI in you. 21 avWhoever has my commandments and awkeeps them, he it is who loves me. And axhe who loves me aywill be loved by my Father, and I will love him and azmanifest myself to him.” 22 baJudas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it bbthat you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23Jesus answered him, bc“If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and bdwe will come to him and bemake our home with him. 24Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And bfthe word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me. 25“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26But the bgHelper, the Holy Spirit bhwhom the Father will send in my name bihe will teach you all things and bjbring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 bkPeace I leave with you; blmy peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. bmLet not your hearts be troubled, neither bnlet them be afraid. 28 boYou heard me say to you bp‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I bqam going to the Father, for brthe Father is greater than I. 29And bsnow I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30I will no longer talk much with you, for btthe ruler of this world is coming. buHe has no claim on me, 31but I do bvas the Father has commanded me bwso that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.
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