The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

140. The Hatred of the World (continued)

        1“Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father's house are many mansions;c if it were not so, I would not have told you that I go to prepare a place for you. 3And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
        5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?"
        6Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. 7If you know me, you know my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him.”
        8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied.”
        9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you then say, 'Show us the Father'? 10Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else believe me for the work's sake.”
        (Jn. 14:1–3, 5–11)

c   “In my Father's house are many mansions”—Heavenly worlds to which believers ascend after death.

Jn. 14:2   many mansions; (KJV) / many rooms; (RSV) • so, I would not have / so, would I have (RSV) • you / you? (RSV)
Jn. 14:6   Father, except through me. (Wms) / Father, but by me. (RSV)
Jn. 14:7   you know me, / you had known me, (RSV) • you know my / you would have known my (RSV)
Jn. 14:9   you then say, (KJV) / you say, (RSV)
Jn. 14:11  the work's sake." < a href="/Bibles/KJV/NewTestament.htm#Jn 14:11">(KJV) / the sake of the works themselves." (RSV)   (180:3/1947–8)