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Jesus the Way to the Father
1“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Believea in God, believe also in me. 2There are many rooms in my Father’s house. If there weren’t, I wouldn’t have told you that I am going away to prepare a place for you, would I? 3And sinceb I’m going away to prepare a place for you, I’ll come back again and welcome you into my presence, so that you may be where I am. 4You know where I am going, and you know the way.”
5Thomas asked him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you have known me, you will also know my Father. From now on you know him and have seen him.”
8Philip told him, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will satisfy us.”
9“Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?” Jesus asked him. “The person who has seen me has seen the Father. So how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10You believe, don’t you, that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I don’t speak on my own. It is the Father who dwells in me and who carries out his work. 11Believe me, I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Otherwise, believe mec because of what I’ve been doing.d 12Truly, I tell all of youe emphatically, the one who believes in me will also do what I’m doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I’m going to the Father. 13I’ll do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If you ask mef for anything in my name, I will do it.”
The Promise of the Helper
15“If you love me, keepg my commandments. 16I will ask the Father to giveh you another Helper, to be with you always. 17He is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. But you recognize him, because he lives with you and will be ini you. 18I’m not going to forsake you like orphans. I will come back to you.
19“In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live also. 20At that time, you’ll know that I am in my Father, that you are in me, and that I am in you. 21The person who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I, too, will love him and reveal myself to him.”
22Judas (not Iscariot) asked him, “Lord, how is it that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”
23Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word. Then my Father will love him, and we will go to him and make our home within him. 24The one who doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The words that you’re hearing me say are not mine, but come from the Father who sent me.
25“I have told you this while I am still with you. 26But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything that I have told you. 27I’m leaving you at peace. I’m giving you my own peace. I’m not giving it to you as the world gives. So don’t let your hearts be troubled, and don’t be afraid. 28You have heard me tell you, ‘I’m going away, but I’m coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I’m going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 29I’ve told you this now, before I leave, so that when I do leave, you will believe. 30I won’t talk with you much longer, because the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me.j 31But I’m doing what the Father has commanded me, to let the world know that I love the Father. Get up! Let us leave this place.”
a 14:1 Or You believe
b 14:3 Or, And if, as is the case,
c 14:11 Other mss. lack me
d 14:11 Lit. of the works themselves
e 14:12 The Gk. pronoun you is pl.
f 14:14 Other mss. lack me
g 14:15 Other mss. read you will keep
h 14:16 Lit. and he will give
i 14:17 Or among
j 14:30 Lit. has nothing in me