New International Version
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.
King James Bible
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
Darby Bible Translation
Believe *me* that I [am] in the Father and the Father in me; but if not, believe me for the works' sake themselves.
World English Bible
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works' sake.
Young's Literal Translation
believe me, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and if not, because of the works themselves, believe me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am in the Father, and the Father in me? - We are essentially one; and those who have seen me have seen him who sent me.
He doeth the works - We are not only one in nature, but one also in operation. The works which I have done bear witness of the infinite perfection of my nature. Such miracles as I have wrought could only be performed by unlimited power.
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TEXT: "If ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it."--John 14:14. Jesus testified in no uncertain way concerning prayer, for not alone in this chapter does he speak but in all his messages to his disciples he is seeking to lead them into the place where they may know how to pray. In this fourteenth chapter of John, where he is coming into the shadow of the cross and is speaking to his disciples concerning those things which ought to have the greatest weight with them, the heart of his message …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
May 22 Morning
May 21. "We Will Come unto Him and Make Our Abode with Him" (John xiv. 23).
November 1. "We Will Come unto Him and Make Our Abode with Him" (John xiv. 23).
"I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish--the very works that I am doing--testify that the Father has sent me.
But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father."
Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
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