Bible: John 14:1-31

Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples

14:1Do not let your hearts be distressed. 1  You believe in God; 2  believe also in me. 14:2 There are many dwelling places 3  in my Father’s house. 4  Otherwise, I would have told you, because 5  I am going away to make ready 6  a place for you. 7  14:3 And if I go and make ready 8  a place for you, I will come again and take you 9  to be with me, 10  so that where I am you may be too. 14:4 And you know the way where I am going.” 11 

14:5 Thomas said, 12 Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way? 14:6 Jesus replied, 13 I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 14  No one comes to the Father except through me. 14:7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too. 15  And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”

14:8 Philip said, 16 Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.” 17  14:9 Jesus replied, 18 Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known 19  me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, ‘Show us the Father? 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? 20  The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 21  but the Father residing in me performs 22  his miraculous deeds. 23  14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, 24  believe because of the miraculous deeds 25  themselves. 14:12 I tell you the solemn truth, 26  the person who believes in me will perform 27  the miraculous deeds 28  that I am doing, 29  and will perform 30  greater deeds 31  than these, because I am going to the Father. 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, 32  so that the Father may be glorified 33  in the Son. 14:14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Teaching on the Holy Spirit

14:15If you love me, you will obey 34  my commandments. 35  14:16 Then 36  I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate 37  to be with you forever 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, 38  because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides 39  with you and will be 40  in you.

14:18I will not abandon 41  you as orphans, 42  I will come to you. 43  14:19 In a little while 44  the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too. 14:20 You will know at that time 45  that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 14:21 The person who has my commandments and obeys 46  them is the one who loves me. 47  The one 48  who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal 49  myself to him.”

14:22Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) 50  said, 51 what has happened that you are going to reveal 52  yourself to us and not to the world? 14:23 Jesus replied, 53 If anyone loves me, he will obey 54  my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 55  14:24 The person who does not love me does not obey 56  my words. And the word 57  you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.

14:25I have spoken these things while staying 58  with you. 14:26 But the Advocate, 59  the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you 60  everything, 61  and will cause you to remember everything 62  I said to you.

14:27Peace I leave with you; 63  my peace I give to you; I do not give it 64  to you as the world does. 65  Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. 66  14:28 You heard me say to you, 67 I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad 68  that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 69  14:29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. 70  14:30 I will not speak with you much longer, 71  for the ruler of this world is coming. 72  He has no power over me, 73  14:31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know 74  that I love the Father. 75  Get up, let us go from here.” 76 

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