John 14:1-11 New International Version

Jesus the Way to the Father

14 1  "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[1]; believe also in me. 2  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? 3  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.

4  You know the way to the place where I am going." 5  Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" 6  Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7  If you really know me, you will know[2] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." 8  Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." 9  Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10  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. 11  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.

Footnotes

[1] 14:1 Or "Believe in God"

[2] 14:7 Some manuscripts "If you really knew me, you would know"

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