New International Version
My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
King James Bible
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Darby Bible Translation
In my Father's house there are many abodes; were it not so, I had told you: for I go to prepare you a place;
World English Bible
In my Father's house are many homes. If it weren't so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.
Young's Literal Translation
in the house of my Father are many mansions; and if not, I would have told you; I go on to prepare a place for you;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In my Father's house, etc. - The kingdom of glory.
Many mansions - Though I have said before that whither I am going ye cannot come now, yet do not think that we shall be for ever separated. I am going to that state of glory where there is not only a place of supreme eminence for myself, but also places for all my disciples; - various degrees of glory, suited to the various capacities and attainments of my followers.
Our Lord alludes here to the temple, which was called the house of God, in the precincts of which there were a great number of chambers, 1 Kings 6:5; Ezra 8:29; Jeremiah 35:2, Jeremiah 35:4; Jeremiah 36:10.
If - not - I would have told you - If your places were not prepared in the kingdom of God, I would not have permitted you to have indulged a vain hope concerning future blessedness.
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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 …
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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).
"My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.
Simon Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus replied, "Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later."
"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
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