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John 14 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Jesus, the Way to the Father
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:1 - “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:2 - There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.[fn] If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:3 - When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:4 - And you know the way to where I am going.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:5 - “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:6 - Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:7 - If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is.[fn] From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:8 - Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:9 - Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:10 - Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:11 - Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:12 - “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:13 - You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:14 - Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:15 - “If you love me, obey[fn] my commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:16 - And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate,[fn] who will never leave you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:17 - He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:18 - No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:19 - Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:20 - When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:21 - Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:22 - Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:23 - Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:24 - Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:25 - I am telling you these things now while I am still with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:26 - But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:27 - “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:28 - Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, who is greater than I am.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:29 - I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do happen, you will believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:30 - “I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:31 - but I will do what the Father requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come, let’s be going.
NLT Footnotes
Or There are many rooms in my Father’s house.
Or If this were not so, I would have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you. Some manuscripts read If this were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.
Some manuscripts read If you have really known me, you will know who my Father is.
Other manuscripts read you will obey; still others read you should obey.
Or Comforter, or Encourager, or Counselor. Greek reads Paraclete; also in 14:26.
Some manuscripts read and is in you.

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