John 14:3
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New International Version
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

New Living Translation
When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.

English Standard Version
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.

International Standard Version
And since 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if I go prepare a place for you, I shall come again and bring you to join me, that where I am you shall be also.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again. Then I will bring you into my presence so that you will be where I am.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

King James 2000 Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

American King James Version
And 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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:1-11 Here are three words, upon any of which stress may be laid. Upon the word troubled. Be not cast down and disquieted. The word heart. Let your heart be kept with full trust in God. The word your. However others are overwhelmed with the sorrows of this present time, be not you so. Christ's disciples, more than others, should keep their minds quiet, when everything else is unquiet. Here is the remedy against this trouble of mind, Believe. By believing in Christ as the Mediator between God and man, we gain comfort. The happiness of heaven is spoken of as in a father's house. There are many mansions, for there are many sons to be brought to glory. Mansions are lasting dwellings. Christ will be the Finisher of that of which he is the Author or Beginner; if he have prepared the place for us, he will prepare us for it. Christ is the sinner's Way to the Father and to heaven, in his person as God manifest in the flesh, in his atoning sacrifice, and as our Advocate. He is the Truth, as fulfilling all the prophecies of a Saviour; believing which, sinners come by him the Way. He is the Life, by whose life-giving Spirit the dead in sin are quickened. Nor can any man draw nigh God as a Father, who is not quickened by Him as the Life, and taught by Him as the Truth, to come by Him as the Way. By Christ, as the Way, our prayers go to God, and his blessings come to us; this is the Way that leads to rest, the good old Way. He is the Resurrection and the Life. All that saw Christ by faith, saw the Father in Him. In the light of Christ's doctrine, they saw God as the Father of lights; and in Christ's miracles, they saw God as the God of power. The holiness of God shone in the spotless purity of Christ's life. We are to believe the revelation of God to man in Christ; for the works of the Redeemer show forth his own glory, and God in him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - And if I go and if I prepare a place for you - a simple condition, soon to be realized by the event - I come again; I am ever coming, as I am now about to explain to you,

(1) in my resurrection (John 16:16, 17);

(2) in the bestowment of the Comforter (Vers. 17, 25, 26; John 16:7, etc.);

(3) in the intimate relations which, through the power of the Spirit (Vers. 18, 23),

shall prevail between us. I am coming to you, in my glory and power, and in my victory in you as well as for you over death and Hades, to receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. The full perspective of the Lord's approach to faithful souls is given in the extraordinary pregnancy of the "I am coming." Not until he comes m all his glory will the words be perfectly fulfilled; but the early Church, on the basis of communion with Christ himself in the power of his Spirit, expected that Christ had come and taken to himself one by one those who died in the faith (1 Thessalonians 4:14). Thus Stephen expected the Lord to receive his spirit (Acts 7:59); and the dying thief was to be with him, in Paradise; and Paul knew that to be from home, so far as body is concerned, was to be "at home or present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8). "To be with Christ" was "far better" than to labor on in the flesh (Philippians 1:23). The highest thought of peace and love was to the apostles union and presence with Christ. Our Lord asserts here that by his very nearness to them he will make their heaven for them. How soon this wonderful idea spread among men! Within twenty years, Thessalonians were comforted about their pious dead, with the thought that they slept in Jesus, and would together with them be "forever with the Lord."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And if I go and prepare a place for you,.... Seeing I am going to prepare, and will prepare a place for you, of the truth of which you may be fully assured:

I will come again; either by death or in person a second time, here on earth:

and receive you unto myself; I will take you up with me to heaven; I will receive you into glory;

that where I am there you may be also: and behold my glory, and be for ever with me, and never part more.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. I will come again and receive you unto myself—strictly, at His Personal appearing; but in a secondary and comforting sense, to each individually. Mark again the claim made:—to come again to receive His people to Himself, that where He is there they may be also. He thinks it ought to be enough to be assured that they shall be where He is and in His keeping.

John 14:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Comforts the Disciples
2"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3"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. 4"And you know the way where I am going."
Cross References
John 12:26
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

John 14:4
You know the way to the place where I am going."

John 14:18
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

John 14:28
"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
Treasury of Scripture

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