Jesus Comforts His Disciples
1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God14:1 Or Believe in God; believe also in me. 2My 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? 3And 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. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus the Way to the Father
5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really know me, you will know14:7 Some manuscripts If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
8Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9Jesus 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’? 10Don’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. 11Believe 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. 12Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15“If you love me, keep my commands. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be14:17 Some early manuscripts and is in you. 18I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25“All this I have spoken while still with you. 26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
28“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 31but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
“Come now; let us leave.
Yesu Ne Ɔkwan No
1Yesu ka kyerɛɛ nʼasuafo no se, “Mommma mo koma ntu. Munnye Onyankopɔn nni na munnye me nso nni. 2Tenabea bebree wɔ mʼAgya fi, ɛno nti merekɔ akosiesie baabi ama mo. Sɛ asɛm a mereka yi nyɛ nokware a anka merenka nkyerɛ mo. 3Na sɛ mekɔ na mikosiesie baabi ma mo a, mɛsan aba abɛfa mo akɔ na me ne mo akɔtena. 4Munim faako a merekɔ no ne ɔkwan ko a mobɛfa so aba hɔ bi.”
5Toma bisaa no se, “Awurade yennim faako a worekɔ na yɛbɛyɛ dɛn ahu ɔkwan aba hɔ bi?”
6Yesu buae se, “Mene ɔkwan ne nokware ne nkwa no; obi ntumi nkɔ Agya no hɔ, gye sɛ ɔfa me so.” 7Yesu kaa bio se, “Afei a moahu onipa ko a meyɛ yi, saa ara nso na mubehu mʼAgya no, na efi saa bere yi munim no, efisɛ moahu no!”
8Filipo bisaa no se, “Awurade, kyerɛ yɛn Agya no, efisɛ nea yɛrehwehwɛ ara ne no.”
9Yesu buaa no se, “Filipo, enti me ne mo nantewee dedaada yi, wunnim onipa ko a meyɛ? Obiara a onim onipa ko a meyɛ no nim mʼAgya no. Adɛn nti na woka se, ‘Kyerɛ yɛn Agya’ no? 10Filipo wunnye nni sɛ mewɔ Agya no mu na Agya no nso wɔ me mu ana? Yesu san ka kyerɛɛ nʼasuafo no se, nsɛm a maka akyerɛ mo no mfi mʼankasa. Agya a ɔte me mu no na ɔnam me so yɛ nʼadwuma. 11Munnye me nni sɛ mewɔ Agya no mu na Agya no nso wɔ me mu. Sɛ munnnye nsɛm a maka no nni a, nnwuma a mayɛ no nti, munnye nni. 12Mereka nokware akyerɛ mo, obiara a ogye me di no bɛyɛ nnwuma a meyɛ no bi na mpo ɔbɛyɛ nnwuma akɛseakɛse, efisɛ merekɔ mʼAgya no nkyɛn. 13Na biribiara a mubebisa wɔ me din mu no, mɛyɛ ama mo, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Agya no anuonyam nam ne Ba no so bɛda adi. 14Biribiara a mode me din bebisa no, mɛyɛ ama mo.”
Honhom Kronkron Ho Bɔhyɛ
15“Sɛ modɔ me a munni mʼahyɛde so. 16Mebisa Agya no na wama mo ɔboafo foforo a ɔne Honhom Kronkron no a ɔda Onyankopɔn nokware nyinaa adi no na ɔne mo atena daa. 17Wiase rentumi nnye no, efisɛ wonhu no, na wonnim no. Nanso mo de, munim no, efisɛ ɔne mo na ɛte. 18Merennyaw mo sɛ ayisaa; mɛsan aba mo nkyɛn bio. 19Ɛrenkyɛ biara nnipa renhu me bio, nanso mo de, mubehu me; na esiane sɛ mete ase no nti mo nso mobɛtena ase. 20Na da a mɛsɔre afi awufo mu no du a, mubehu sɛ mewɔ mʼAgya no mu na mo nso mowɔ me mu, sɛnea me nso mewɔ mo mu no. 21Obiara a odi mʼahyɛde so no ne obi a ɔdɔ me. Obiara a ɔdɔ me no mʼAgya bɛdɔ no, na me nso mɛdɔ no na mada me ho adi akyerɛ no.”
22Yuda a ɛnyɛ Iskariot no, kae se, “Awurade, ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na wobɛda wo ho adi akyerɛ yɛn nko ara na ɛnyɛ nnipa nyinaa?”
23Yesu buaa no se, “Obiara a ɔdɔ me no bedi me nsɛm so. MʼAgya bɛdɔ no na me ne mʼAgya bɛba ne nkyɛn ne no abɛtena. 24Obiara a ɔnnɔ me no renni me nsɛm so. Nsɛm a moate no nyɛ me ara me nsɛm, na mmom efi mʼAgya a ɔsomaa me no nkyɛn.
25“Mewɔ mo nkyɛn yi na mereka eyinom nyinaa akyerɛ mo. 26Honhom Kronkron no a ɔne ɔboafo a Agya no bɛsoma no wɔ me din mu no bɛkyerɛkyerɛ mo biribiara, na wakaakae mo biribiara a maka akyerɛ mo no. 27Asomdwoe na mede regyaw mo; mʼasomdwoe na mede regyaw mo. Ɛnyɛ wiase asomdwoe na mede regyaw mo. Mommma mo koma ntu; na munnsuro nso.
28“Motee sɛ mekae se, ‘Merekɔ nanso mɛsan aba mo nkyɛn bio’ no. Sɛ modɔ me ampa ara a, anka mo ani begye, efisɛ afei de, metumi akɔ Agya a ɔwɔ tumi sen me no nkyɛn. 29Maka eyinom akyerɛ mo sɛnea ɛba mu a mubegye me adi. 30Merentumi nkɔ so nkasa pii nkyerɛ mo bio, efisɛ ɔbonsam no reba, nanso onni me so tumi. 31Na ɛsɛ sɛ nnipa hu sɛ medɔ Agya no, ɛno nti na asɛm biara a ɔbɛka no meyɛ no.
“Afei mommra mma yɛnkɔ.”