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14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
14:2 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.
14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
14:22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

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Everything King James Bible:John

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: John
Book: John
Chapter: 14

Overview:
Christ comforts his disciples. (1-11) He further comforts his
disciples. (12-17) He still further comforts his disciples.
(18-31)

1-11 Here are three words, upon any of which stress may be
laid. Upon the Word troubled. Be not cast down and disquieted.
The Word Heart. Let your Heart be kept with full trust in God.
The Word your. However others are overwhelmed with the sorrows
of this present time, be not you So. Christ's disciples, more
than others, should keep their minds quiet, when everything else
is unquiet. Here is the remedy against this trouble of mind,
"Believe." By believing in Christ as the Mediator between God
and Man, we gain comfort. The happiness of Heaven is spoken of
as in a Father's House. There are many mansions, for there are
many sons to be brought to Glory. Mansions are lasting
Dwellings. Christ will be the Finisher of that of which he is
the Author or Beginner; if he has prepared the place for us, he
will prepare us for it. Christ is the sinner's Way to the Father
and to Heaven, in his person as God manifest in the Flesh, in
his atoning Sacrifice, and as our Advocate. He is the Truth, as
fulfilling all the prophecies of a Saviour; believing which,
sinners come By him the Way. He is the Life, By whose
Life-giving Spirit the dead in Sin are quickened. Nor can any
Man draw nigh God as a Father, who is not quickened By Him as
the Life, and taught By Him as the Truth, to come By Him as the
Way. By Christ, as the Way, our prayers go to God, and his
blessings come to us; this is the Way that leads to Rest, the
good old Way. He is the Resurrection and the Life. All that saw
Christ By Faith, saw the Father in Him. In the Light of Christ's
doctrine, they saw God as the Father of lights; and in Christ's
miracles, they saw God as the God of power. The Holiness of God
shone in the spotless purity of Christ's Life. We are to believe
the Revelation of God to Man in Christ; for the Works of the
Redeemer show forth his own Glory, and God in him.

12-17 Whatever we ask in Christ's name, that shall be for our
good, and suitable to our state, he shall give it to us. To ask
in Christ's name, is to plead his merit and intercession, and to
depend upon that plea. The Gift of the Spirit is a Fruit of
Christ's mediation, bought By his merit, and received By his
intercession. The Word used here, signifies an Advocate,
Counsellor, monitor, and Comforter. He would abide with the
disciples to the End of time; his Gifts and graces would
encourage their hearts. The expressions used here and elsewhere,
plainly denote a person, and the office itself includes all the
Divine perfections. The Gift of the Holy Ghost is bestowed upon
the disciples of Christ, and not On the world. This is the
favour God bears to his Chosen. As the source of Holiness and
happiness, the Holy Spirit will abide with every believer for
ever.

18-24 Christ promises that he would continue his care of his
disciples. I will not leave you Orphans, or fatherless, for
though I leave you, yet I leave you this comfort, I will come to
you. I will come speedily to you at my resurrection. I will come
daily to you in my Spirit; in the tokens of his Love, and visits
of his Grace. I will come certainly at the End of time. Those
only that see Christ with an Eye of Faith, shall see him for
ever: the world sees him No more till his second coming; but his
disciples have Communion with him in his absence. These
mysteries will be fully known in Heaven. It is a further act of
Grace, that they should know it, and have the comfort of it.
Having Christ's commands, we must keep them. And having them in
our heads, we must keep them in our hearts and lives. The surest
evidence of our Love to Christ is, obedience to the laws of
Christ. There are spiritual tokens of Christ and his Love given
to all believers. Where sincere Love to Christ is in the Heart,
there will be obedience. Love will be a commanding, constraining
principle; and where Love is, duty follows from a principle of
gratitude. God will not only Love obedient believers, but he
will take pleasure in loving them, will Rest in Love to them. He
will be with them as his home. These privileges are confined to
those whose Faith worketh By Love, and whose Love to Jesus leads
them to keep his Commandments. Such are partakers of the Holy
Spirit's new-creating Grace.

25-27 Would we know these things for our good, we must pray
for, and depend On the teaching of the Holy Ghost; thus the
words of Jesus will be brought to our remembrance, and many
difficulties be cleared up which are not Plain to others. To all
the saints, the Spirit of Grace is given to be a remembrancer,
and to him, By Faith and Prayer, we should commit the keeping of
what we hear and know. Peace is Put for all good, and Christ has
left us all that is really and truly good, all the promised
good; peace of mind from our Justification before God. This
Christ calls his peace, for he is himself our Peace. The peace
of God widely differs from that of Pharisees or hypocrites, as
is shown By its humbling and holy effects.

28-31 Christ raises the expectations of his disciples to
something Beyond what they thought was their greatest happiness.
His time was now short, he therefore spake largely to them. When
we come to be sick, and to die, we may not be capable of talking
much to those about us; such good counsel as we have to give,
let us give while in health. Observe the prospect Christ had of
an approaching conflict, not only with men, but with the powers
of Darkness. Satan has something in us to perplex us with, for
we have all sinned; but when he would disturb Christ, he found
nothing sinful to help him. The best evidence of our Love to the
Father is, our doing as he has commanded us. Let us rejoice in
the Saviour's victories over Satan the Prince of this world. Let
us copy the Example of his Love and obedience.

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