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

New Living Translation
And you know the way to where I am going."

English Standard Version
And you know the way to where I am going.”

New American Standard Bible
"And you know the way where I am going."

King James Bible
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You know the way to where I am going." "

International Standard Version
You know where I am going, and you know the way."

NET Bible
And you know the way where I am going."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And where I am going, you know, and you know the way.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know the way to the place where I am going."

Jubilee Bible 2000
So that ye know where I go, and ye know the way.

King James 2000 Bible
And where I go you know, and the way you know.

American King James Version
And where I go you know, and the way you know.

American Standard Version
And whither I go, ye know the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whither I go you know, and the way you know.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye know where I go, and ye know the way.

English Revised Version
And whither I go, ye know the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Weymouth New Testament
And where I am going, you all know the way."

World English Bible
Where I go, you know, and you know the way."

Young's Literal Translation
and whither I go away ye have known, and the way ye have known.'
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 4. - Instead of "Whither I go ye know, and the way ye know," R.T. reads, Ye know the way whither I am going. Some valuable manuscripts and versions, also the bulk of the cursives, Cyril and Chrysostom, sustain the T.R.; nor have Hengstenberg or Gorier departed from it. The construction of the amended reading is harsh and awkward, but considering the point-blank contradiction which Thomas gives to the words in Ver. 5, the truncated reading is probably the true one. Great emphasis is laid upon the ἐγώ. They ought to have known, if they did not know, after his telling them so frequently of the way he was taking through suffering, self-sacrifice, and aloneness, by spiritual processes rather than secular triumphs, by giving his life a ransom for many, by laying it down that he might take it again. He assumes, he even assures them, that whithersoever he may be going, and however vague may be his goal their ideas, they at least must comprehend the way by which he intended to reach it. Peter in any case ought to have been clear about it; more than once had he been rebuked for such worldly conceptions as beclouded his surer judgment.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And whither I go ye know,.... They might have known, at least, whither he was going, since he had spoke of his Father's house, and of his going to prepare a place for them there, and doubtless had some knowledge thereof, though very confused and imperfect:

and the way ye know: this also they might have known from some expressions of his, that the way to his Father's house lay through sufferings and death, in which way they also were to follow him to his kingdom and glory. Though these words may be with an interrogation, "and whither I go do ye know? and the way do ye know?" which best agrees with Thomas's answer, and removes all appearance of contradiction between Christ's words and his.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4-7. whither I go ye know … Thomas saith, Lord, we know not whither thou guest … Jesus saith, I am the way, &c.—By saying this, He meant rather to draw out their inquiries and reply to them. Christ is "THE Way" to the Father—"no man cometh unto the Father but by Me"; He is "THE Truth" of all we find in the Father when we get to Him, "For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" (Col 2:9), and He is all "THE Life" that shall ever flow to us and bless us from the Godhead thus approached and thus manifested in Him—"this is the true God and eternal life" (1Jo 5:20).

John 14:4 Additional Commentaries
Jesus Comforts the Disciples
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 14:3
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.

John 14:5
Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"
Treasury of Scripture

And where I go you know, and the way you know.


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