John 14:31
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New International Version
but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. "Come now; let us leave.

New Living Translation
but I will do what the Father requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come, let's be going.

English Standard Version
but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

Berean Study Bible
But I do exactly what the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up! Let us go on from here.

Berean Literal Bible
But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father has commanded Me, thus I do. Rise up, let us go from here.

New American Standard Bible
but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.

King James Bible
But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the contrary, I am going away 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.

International Standard Version
But 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."

NET Bible
but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up, let us go from here."

New Heart English Bible
But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father commanded me, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But that the world may know that I love my Father, and just as my Father has taught me, so I have done. Rise up, let us depart from here.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, I want the world to know that I love the Father and that I am doing exactly what the Father has commanded me to do. Get up! We have to leave."

New American Standard 1977
but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

King James 2000 Bible
But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

American King James Version
But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

American Standard Version
but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that the world may know, that I love the Father: and as the Father hath given me commandment, so do I: Arise, let us go hence.

Darby Bible Translation
but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father has commanded me, thus I do. Rise up, let us go hence.

English Revised Version
but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Webster's Bible Translation
But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Weymouth New Testament
but it is in order that the world may know that I love the Father, and that it is in obedience to the command which the Father gave me that I thus act. Rise, let us be going."

World English Bible
But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father commanded me, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.

Young's Literal Translation
but that the world may know that I love the Father, and according as the Father gave me command so I do; arise, we may go hence.
Study Bible
Peace I Leave with You
30I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming, and he has no claim on Me. 31But I do exactly what the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Get up! Let us go on from here.
Cross References
Isaiah 50:5
The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nor did I turn back.

John 10:18
No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from My Father."

John 12:49
I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it.

John 13:1
It was now just before the Passover Feast, and Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the very end.

John 18:1
When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples across the Kidron Valley, where they entered a garden.
Treasury of Scripture

But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

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John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, …

John 10:18 No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power …

John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from …

John 15:9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love.

John 18:11 Then said Jesus to Peter, Put up your sword into the sheath: the …

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Matthew 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, …

Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became …

Hebrews 5:7,8 Who in the days of his flesh…

Hebrews 10:5-9 Why when he comes into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering …

Hebrews 12:2,3 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

Arise.

John 18:1-4 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples …

Matthew 26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that does betray me.

Luke 12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened …

(31) The most probable arrangement of this verse is to omit the period after "so I do," and to consider all down to this point as governed by "that." We shall read then, "But, that the world may know that I love the Father, and that as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do, arise, let us go hence." He has asserted, in the previous verse, the sinlessness which makes His act wholly self-determined. He now expresses the subordination of His own to the Father's will, and summons the Apostles to rise up with Him from the table, and go forth from the room.

But that the world . . .--The words seem to point back to "the prince of this world" who has just been mentioned. The prince cometh, but it is to a defeat; and the very world over which he has ruled will see in the self-sacrifice of Jesus the love of the Father. That love will reclaim them from the bondage of the oppressor and restore them to the freedom of children.

It is an interesting question which we cannot hope with certainty to solve, whether or not in obedience to the command they went from the room at once. In other words, were the discourse of John 15, 16 and the prayer of John 17, uttered in the room after the summons to depart, or on the way to the garden of Gethsemane? The immediate connection of the opening words of the next chapter with the present verse naturally leads to the opinion that they were spoken in the same place, and, in the absence of any hint of a change, it is safe not to assume any. The words of John 18:1 are probably those which express the act to which the words our Lord has just spoken summon them. But comp. Chronological Harmony of the Gospels, p. xxxv.

Verse 31. - But that - ἀλλ ἵνα is elliptical (Westcott translates, "But I surrender myself, that," etc.; and Meyer, "But he cometh, that," etc.), not dependent on ἐγείρεσθε - the world may know - that very world over which this alien spirit has so long tyrannized may know, if not now, yet ultimately - that I love the Father. Then it is the world which is to be nevertheless drawn to him by his being "lifted up "(John 12:52) - the world which the Father loves so much as to save and redeem from the power of the enemy. And even as the Father commanded me - which is undoubtedly in harmony with the entire representation of the μειζονότης of the Father - so I do. My love is strong as death. Though the prince of the world has no right over me, I go at the Father's bidding to do his will, to suffer, but to win, and through death to destroy him that has the power of death. Arise, let us go hence - words which are also found in Matthew 26:46, and are a touch of the eyewitness that nothing will obliterate. A second-century theologian would not have introduced such a feature. They leave the guest-chamber, and so the remainder of the discourse was delivered in the brightness of the Paschal moon, under shadow of the walls of Jerusalem, or in some corner of the temple area, or some convenient place on the way to Gethsemane. He said these words, however, before he crossed the Kedron (John 18:1). Apparently on the way thither he once more took up his parable.



But that the world may know,.... Not the wicked and unbelieving world, but the world of God's elect, such as are brought to believe in Christ:

that I love the Father; Christ must needs love the Father, as being of the same nature and essence with him, and as standing in the relation of a son to him; he loved all that the Father loves, and approved of all his purposes, counsels, and determinations, concerning himself and the salvation of his people; and therefore he voluntarily laid down his life for them:

and as the Father gave me commandment, so I:do: as a son is obedient to a father, so was Christ in all things obedient to the commands of his heavenly Father, in preaching the Gospel, obeying the law, and suffering death; all which he did and suffered, as the Father gave commandment to him, as man and Mediator: and that it might fully appear how much he loved his Father, and agreed with him in all his designs of grace; how much his will was resigned to his, and what respect he paid to whatever he said or ordered; he said to his disciples,

arise, let us go hence: not from the passover, or the supper, for the passover was not as yet, and the Lord's supper was not instituted; nor in order to go to Mount Olivet, or to the garden, where Judas and his armed men would be to meet him, and lay hold on him, as is generally thought; but from Bethany, where he and his disciples now were, in order to go to Jerusalem and keep the passover, institute the supper, and then surrender himself into the hands of his enemies, and die for the sins of his people; for between this and the sermon in the following chapters, was the Lord's supper celebrated; when Christ having mentioned the fruit of the vine, he should drink new with his disciples in his Father's kingdom, he very pertinently enters upon the discourse concerning the vine and branches, with which the next chapter begins: the phrase is Jewish; so R. Jose and R. Chiyah say to one another as they sat, , "arise, and let us go hence" (f).

(f) Zohar in Exod. fol. 74. 1.31. But that the world may know that I love the Father, etc.—The sense must be completed thus: "But to the Prince of the world, though he has nothing in Me, I shall yield Myself up even unto death, that the world may know that I love and obey the Father, whose commandment it is that I give My life a ransom for many."

Arise, let us go hence—Did they then, at this stage of the discourse, leave the supper room, as some able interpreters conclude? If so, we think our Evangelist would have mentioned it: see Joh 18:1, which seems clearly to intimate that they then only left the upper room. But what do the words mean if not this? We think it was the dictate of that saying of earlier date, "I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!"—a spontaneous and irrepressible expression of the deep eagerness of His spirit to get into the conflict, and that if, as is likely, it was responded to somewhat too literally by the guests who hung on His lips, in the way of a movement to depart, a wave of His hand, would be enough to show that He had yet more to say ere they broke up; and that disciple, whose pen was dipped in a love to his Master which made their movements of small consequence save when essential to the illustration of His words, would record this little outburst of the Lamb hastening to the slaughter, in the very midst of His lofty discourse; while the effect of it, if any, upon His hearers, as of no consequence, would naturally enough be passed over. 14:28-31 Christ raises the expectations of his disciples to something beyond what they thought was their greatest happiness. His time was now short, he therefore spake largely to them. When we come to be sick, and to die, we may not be capable of talking much to those about us; such good counsel as we have to give, let us give while in health. Observe the prospect Christ had of an approaching conflict, not only with men, but with the powers of darkness. Satan has something in us to perplex us with, for we have all sinned; but when he would disturb Christ, he found nothing sinful to help him. The best evidence of our love to the Father is, our doing as he has commanded us. Let us rejoice in the Saviour's victories over Satan the prince of this world. Let us copy the example of his love and obedience.
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