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Chapter 14

1“Your minds must not be troubled; you must believe in God, and believe in me. 2There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I would have told you, for I am going away to make ready a place for you. 3And if I go and make it ready, I will come back and take you with me, so that you may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”

5Thomas said to him,

“Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”

6Jesus said to him,

“I am Way and Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me. 7If you knew me, you would know my Father also. From now on you do know him and you have seen him.”

8Philip said to him,

“Master, let us see the Father, and it will satisfy us.”

9Jesus said to him,

“Have I been with you so long, and yet you, Philip, have not recognized me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Let us see the Father’? 10Do you not believe that I am in union with the Father and the Father is in union with me? I am not the source of the words that I say to you, but the Father who is united with me is doing these things himself. 11You must believe that I am in union with the Father and that the Father is in union with me, or else you must believe because of the things themselves. 12I tell you, whoever believes in me will do such things as I do, and things greater yet, because I am going to the Father. 13Anything you ask for as followers of mine I will grant, so that the Father may be honored through the Son. 14I will grant anything you ask me for as my followers.

15“If you really love me, you will observe my commands. 16And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Helper to be with you always. 17It is the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot obtain that Spirit, because it does not see it or recognize it; you recognize it because it stays with you and is within you. 18I am not going to leave you friendless. I am coming back to you. 19In a little while the world will not see me any more, but you will still see me, because I shall live on, and you will live on too. 20When that day comes you will know that I am in union with my Father and you are with me and I am with you. 21It is he who has my commands and observes them that really loves me, and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and show myself to him.”

22Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said to him,

“Master, how does it happen that you are going to show yourself to us and not to the world?”

23Jesus answered,

“Anyone who loves me will observe my teaching, and my Father will love him and we will come to him and live with him. 24No one who does not love me will observe my teaching, and yet the teaching you are listening to is not mine but is that of him who has sent me.

25“I have told you this while I am still staying with you, 26but the Helper, the holy Spirit which the Father will send in my place, will teach you everything and remind you of everything that I have told you. 27I leave you a blessing; I give you my own blessing. I do not give it to you as the world gives. Your minds must not be troubled or afraid. 28You have heard me say that I am going away and 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. 29And I have told you of it now before it happens, in order that when it happens you may believe in me. 30I shall not talk much more with you, for the evil genius of the world is coming. He has nothing in common with me, 31but he is coming that the world may know that I love the Father and am doing what he has commanded me to do. Come, let us go away.

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