John 14:3
Parallel Verses
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.

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.

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.

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.

John 14:3 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

If I go (ἐὰν πορευθῶ)

Πορεύομαι, go, of going with a definite object. See on John 8:21.

I will come again (πάλιν ἔρχομαι)

The present tense; I come, so Rev. Not to be limited to the Lord's second and glorious coming at the last day, nor to any special coming, such as Pentecost, though these are all included in the expression; rather to be taken of His continual coming and presence by the Holy Spirit. "Christ is, in fact, from the moment of His resurrection, ever coming into the world and to the Church, and to men as the risen Lord" (Westcott).

And receive (παραλήψομαι)

Here the future tense, will receive. Rev., therefore, much better: I come again and will receive you. The change of tense is intentional, the future pointing to the future personal reception of the believer through death. Christ is with the disciple alway, continually "coming" to him, unto the end of the world. Then He will receive him into that immediate fellowship, where he "shall see Him as He is." The verb παραλαμβάνω is used in the New Testament of taking along with (Matthew 4:5, note; Matthew 17:1, note; Acts 16:33, note): of taking to (Matthew 1:20; John 14:3): of taking from, receiving by transmission; so mostly in Paul (Galatians 1:12; Colossians 2:6; Colossians 4:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13, etc. See also Matthew 24:40, Matthew 24:41). It is scarcely fanciful to see the first two meanings blended in the use of the verb in this passage. Jesus, by the Spirit, takes His own along with Him through life, and then takes them to His side at death. He himself conducts them to Himself.

Iam

See on John 7:34.

John 14:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will.

John 14:18-23,28 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you...

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me...

Matthew 25:32-34 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another...

Acts 1:11 Which also said, You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven...

Acts 7:59,60 And they stoned Stephen, calling on God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit...

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord...

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God...

2 Thessalonians 1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in him...

2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brothers, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him,

2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many...

1 John 3:2,3 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear...

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Revelation 21:22,23 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it...

Revelation 22:3-5 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him...

Cross References
John 12:26
If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

John 14:4
And you know the way to 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 to you, 'I am going away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

Jump to Previous
Prepare Ready Receive
Jump to Next
Prepare Ready Receive
Links
John 14:3 NIV
John 14:3 NLT
John 14:3 ESV
John 14:3 NASB
John 14:3 KJV

John 14:3 Bible Apps
John 14:3 Biblia Paralela
John 14:3 Chinese Bible
John 14:3 French Bible
John 14:3 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
John 14:2
Top of Page
Top of Page