João 14

1 »Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me.

2 »In my Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 »If I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and I will receive you to myself, for where I am you may also be.

4 »You know where I go and you know the way.«

5 Thomas said to him: »Lord, we do not know where you go. How do we know the way?«

6 Jesus proclaimed: »I am the way, the truth, and the life! No one comes to the Father except through me.

7 »If you had known me, you would have perceived my Father also. From now on you understand him and have experienced him.«

8 Philip said: »Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.«

9 Jesus responded: »Have I been with you so long a time and you do not know me Philip? He who has seen me has discerned experiencedperceived the Father. And you say, show us the Father?

10 »Do you not believe that I am with the Father and that the Father is with me? The words I say to you are not from me, but the Father dwells with me and does his works.

11 »Believe me that I am with the Father and the Father is with me, or else believe me because of the works.

12 »Truly I tell you, he who exerts active faith in me will do the works that I do. In fact he will do greater works than these. I go to the Father.

13 »Whatever you ask in my name, I will do. That way the Father may be glorified because of the Son.

14 »If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.

15 »If you love me, you will keep obey my commandments!

16 »I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another helper, that he the Father may be with you forever.

17 »It is the Spirit of the truth. The world cannot receive it. The world does not see or know it. You know it because it lives with you and will be with you.

18 »I will not leave you desolate. I will come to you.

19 »A little while and the world will not see me anymore, but you will. I live and you will also live.

20 »In that day you will know that I am with my Father, and you with me, and I with you.

21 »He that has my commandments, and obeys them loves me. My Father will love the person who loves me. I will love him and disclose myself to him.«

22 Judas not Iscariot asked him: »Lord, what will happen that you will disclose yourself to us, and not to the world?«

23 Jesus answered: »If a man loves me, he will obey my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and dwell with him.

24 »He who does not love me does not obey my words. The word you hear is not mine, but comes from the Father who sent me.

25 »I speak these things while being present with you.

26 »The Father will send a helper in my name, the Holy Spirit, which Greek: hos he howhichthat one will teach you all things and bring to your memory all that I said to you.

27 »Peace I leave with you! My peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives to you. Do not let your heart be troubled or full of fear.

28 »You heard me say I will go away and I will come again to you. If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father. The Father is greater than I!

29 »Now I told you before it takes place. That way when it happens you may believe.

30 »I will speak no more with you. The prince of the world comes. He has no hold on me!

31 »The world must know that I love the Father. And I obey the Father’s commandments. Get up and let us leave here.«