John 16:27
Parallel Verses
New International Version
No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

New Living Translation
for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God.

English Standard Version
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

New American Standard Bible
for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.

King James Bible
For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from God.

International Standard Version
because the Father himself loves you, and because you have loved me and believed that I came from God.

NET Bible
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For The Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I have come forth from union with God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Father loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for the Father himself loves you because ye have loved me and have believed that I came out from God.

King James 2000 Bible
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

American King James Version
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

American Standard Version
for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

Darby Bible Translation
for the Father himself has affection for you, because ye have had affection for me, and have believed that I came out from God.

English Revised Version
for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from the Father.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came from God.

Weymouth New Testament
for the Father Himself holds you dear, because you have held me dear and have believed that I came from the Father's presence.

World English Bible
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.

Young's Literal Translation
for the Father himself doth love you, because me ye have loved, and ye have believed that I from God came forth;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:23-27 Asking of the Father shows a sense of spiritual wants, and a desire of spiritual blessings, with conviction that they are to be had from God only. Asking in Christ's name, is acknowledging our unworthiness to receive any favours from God, and shows full dependence upon Christ as the Lord our Righteousness. Our Lord had hitherto spoken in short and weighty sentences, or in parables, the import of which the disciples did not fully understand, but after his resurrection he intended plainly to teach them such things as related to the Father and the way to him, through his intercession. And the frequency with which our Lord enforces offering up petitions in his name, shows that the great end of the mediation of Christ is to impress us with a deep sense of our sinfulness, and of the merit and power of his death, whereby we have access to God. And let us ever remember, that to address the Father in the name of Christ, or to address the Son as God dwelling in human nature, and reconciling the world to himself, are the same, as the Father and Son are one.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - For the Father himself loveth you (φιλεῖ), with love of a fatherly affection, such as mine to you, because ye have loved me (the perfect preterit, in the sense of the realized past in the present which shall then be), and have believed that I came forth from the side of (παρὰ) the Father. In their belief of this transcendent fact is the hope of the world. It was wrought in them by the strengthening pulses of a deepening love, and to this love God himself responds with a personal tender affection that encourages boundless prayer. The disciple and lover of Jesus, having Jesus in the heart, united to him by living faith, will find in Christ that there is a perpetual pledge of reciprocal love between the Father and himself. Christ will not (ἐρωτᾶν) ask the Father, because his entire position as Mediator establishes a continual appeal, is a perpetual ἔντευξις, a continuous drawing near and appeal to God on our account, a pledge and guarantee of our own fellowship with and access to the Father. Our English word "intercession," though apparently corresponding with the Latin and with the Greek word, does not now represent its original meaning. That meaning is by no means equivalent to the hind of prayer which is here excluded (Trench, 'Syn. N.T.,' § 51.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the Father himself loveth you,.... The Father loved them as well, and as much as the Son did, and of himself too, without any merit or motive in them: he loved them from everlasting, and had given proofs of it in time, in the gift of his Son to them, and for them; and in calling them by his grace; and therefore being thus strongly affected to them, they might depend upon a ready and speedy answer from him, as might be best for his glory, and their good.

Because ye have loved me; not that their love to Christ was the cause of the Father's love to them; but, on the contrary, the Father's love to them was the cause of their love to Christ; and therefore as the cause is known by its effect, they might be assured of the Father's love to them by their love to Christ; for if the Father had not loved them, they had never loved God, nor Christ; but since they did love Christ, it was a clear case the Father loved them: and this their love is joined with faith;

and have believed that I came out from God; being sent by him, and am no impostor, but the true Messiah that was to come: faith in Christ, and love to him, go together; where the one is, there is the other; faith works by love; they are both the gifts of God's grace, and the fruits and effects of his everlasting love; and those who are possessed of them may be firmly persuaded of their interest therein.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27. For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me—This love of theirs is that which is called forth by God's eternal love in the gift of His Son mirrored in the hearts of those who believe, and resting on His dear Son.

John 16:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Ask and You will Receive
26"In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf; 27for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father. 28"I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father."…
Cross References
John 2:11
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

John 8:42
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.

John 14:21
Whoever has my commands 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 them and show myself to them."

John 14:23
Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

John 16:30
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God."

John 17:8
For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

John 17:23
I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Treasury of Scripture

For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

the Father.

John 14:21,23 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves …

John 17:23,26 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and …

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he …

Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and whips every son whom he receives.

Jude 1:20,21 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, …

Revelation 3:9,19 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they …

because.

John 8:42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for …

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: …

1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that …

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

and have.

John 16:30 Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man …

John 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from …

John 7:29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.

John 17:7,8,25 Now they have known that all things whatever you have given me are of you…

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, …

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ …

Jump to Previous
Affection Believed Dear Faith Father's Forth Gives Held Holds Love Loves Presence
Jump to Next
Affection Believed Dear Faith Father's Forth Gives Held Holds Love Loves Presence
Links
John 16:27 NIV
John 16:27 NLT
John 16:27 ESV
John 16:27 NASB
John 16:27 KJV

John 16:27 Bible Apps
John 16:27 Bible Suite
John 16:27 Biblia Paralela
John 16:27 Chinese Bible
John 16:27 French Bible
John 16:27 German Bible

Alphabetical: and because believed came Father for forth from God have himself I loved loves me No that the you

NT Gospels: John 16:27 For the Father himself loves you because (Jhn Jo Jn) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
John 16:26
Top of Page
Top of Page