New International Version

John 14:1-31

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約翰福音 14:1-31

耶穌是道路、真理、生命

1耶穌繼續說:「你們心裡不要憂愁,你們要信上帝,也要信我。 2我父的家裡有許多住處,不然我就不會說去為你們安排地方了。 3我安排好了以後,必定回來接你們到我那裡。我在哪裡,讓你們也在哪裡。 4你們知道通往我要去的地方的路。」

5多馬說:「主啊,你要去哪裡,我們還不知道,又怎麼會知道路呢?」

6耶穌說:「我就是道路、真理、生命,若不藉著我,沒有人能到父那裡。 7你們若認識我,也會認識我的父。從現在起,你們不但認識祂,而且也看見祂了。」

8腓力說:「主啊!求你讓我們看看父,我們就心滿意足了。」

9耶穌說:「腓力,我和你們相處了這麼久,你還不認識我嗎?人看見了我,就看見了父,你怎麼說『讓我們看看父』呢? 10難道你不相信我在父裡面,父也在我裡面嗎?我這些話不是憑自己講的,而是住在我裡面的父在做祂自己的工作。 11你們應當相信我在父裡面,父也在我裡面。即使你們不信,也應該因我所做的而信我。 12我實實在在地告訴你們,我所做的事,信我的人也要做,而且要做更大的事,因為我要回到父那裡。 13你們奉我的名無論求什麼,我必應允,好讓父在子身上得到榮耀。 14你們若奉我的名向我求什麼,我必應允。

應許賜下聖靈

15「你們若愛我,就必遵守我的命令。 16我要求父另外賜一位護慰者給你們,祂要永遠和你們同在。 17祂是真理的靈,世人不接受祂,因為他們看不見祂,也不認識祂;但你們卻認識祂,因祂常與你們同在,並且要住在你們裡面。 18我不會撇下你們為孤兒,我必到你們這裡來。 19不久,世人就看不見我了,而你們卻能看見我,因為我活著,你們也要活著。 20到了那一天,你們就知道我在父裡面,你們在我裡面,我也在你們裡面。 21接受我的命令又遵行的,就是愛我的人。愛我的,父必定愛他,我也要愛他,並且要親自向他顯現。」

22猶大,不是後來出賣耶穌的猶大,問耶穌:「主啊,你為什麼只向我們顯現而不向世人顯現呢?」

23耶穌回答說:「愛我的人必遵行我的道,我父也必愛他,並且我們要到他那裡與他同住。 24不愛我的人不會遵行我的道。你們所聽見的道不是出於我自己,而是出於差我來的父。 25我還與你們在一起的時候,將這些事情都告訴了你們。 26但護慰者,就是父為我的名而差來的聖靈,將教導你們一切的事,並使你們想起我對你們說的一切話。 27我把平安留給你們,把我的平安賜給你們,我賜給你們的平安不像世人給的平安。你們心裡不要憂愁,也不要害怕。

28「我對你們說過,我去了還要再回到你們這裡。如果你們真的愛我,就應當為我去父那裡而歡喜快樂,因為父比我大。 29現在事情還沒有發生,我便先告訴你們,到了事情發生的時候,你們就會相信。 30我不再跟你們多談,因為世界的王快要來了。他根本沒有力量勝過我, 31但這是為了讓世人知道我愛父,父怎麼吩咐我,我就怎麼做。起來,我們走吧!」