John 14:3
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.

Berean Study Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.

Berean Literal Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will receive 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.

Christian Standard Bible
If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also.

Contemporary English Version
After I have done this, I will come back and take you with me. Then we will be together.

Good News Translation
And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am.

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.

New Heart English Bible
And 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.

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.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

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;
Study Bible
In My Father's House are Many Rooms
2In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”…
Cross References
John 12:26
If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, My servant will be as well. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

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 rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

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 honour.

John 17:24
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

I go
πορευθῶ (poreuthō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

prepare
ἑτοιμάσω (hetoimasō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2090: To make ready, prepare. From hetoimos; to prepare.

a place
τόπον (topon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5117: Apparently a primary word; a spot, i.e. Location; figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard.

for you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

I will come
ἔρχομαι (erchomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

back
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

welcome
παραλήμψομαι (paralēmpsomai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3880: From para and lambano; to receive near, i.e. Associate with oneself; by analogy, to assume an office; figuratively, to learn.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

into
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

My presence,
ἐμαυτόν (emauton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1683: Genitive case compound of emou and autos; of myself so likewise the dative case emautoi em-ow-to', and accusative case emauton em-ow-ton'.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

may be
ἦτε (ēte)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

am.
εἰμὶ (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.
(3) And if I go and prepare . . .--For the form of the expression, comp. Notes on John 12:32, and 1John 2:28. It does not imply uncertainty, but expresses that the fact is in the region of the future, which is clear to Him, and will unfold itself to them.

I will come again, and receive you unto myself.--This clause has been variously explained of the resurrection; of the death of individual disciples; of the spiritual presence of our Lord in the Church; of the coming again of the Lord in the Parousia of the last day, when all who believe in Him shall be received unto Himself. The difficulty has arisen from taking the words "I will come again," as necessarily referring to the same time as those which follow--"I will receive you unto Myself," whereas they are in the present tense, and should be literally rendered, I am coming again. They refer rather, as the same words refer when used in John 14:18, to His constant spiritual presence in their midst; whereas the reception of them to Himself is to be understood of the complete union which will accompany that spiritual presence; a union which will be commenced in this life, advanced by the death of individuals, and completed in the final coming again. (Comp. John 17:24.)

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." 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.
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