Joh 14:1
14:1 Let {1} not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God,
     believe also in me.

 (1) He believes in God who believes in Christ, and there is no
     other way to strengthen and encourage our minds during the
     greatest distresses.

Joh 14:2
14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not
     [so], {a} I would have told you. I go to {b} prepare a
     place for you.

     (a) That is, if it were not as I am telling you, that is,
         unless there was room enough not only for me, but also
         for you in my Father's house, I would not deceive you
         in this way with a vain hope, but I would have plainly
         told you so.
     (b) This whole speech is an allegory, by which the Lord
         comforts his own, declaring to them his departure into
         heaven; and he departs not to reign there alone, but to
         go before and prepare a place for them.

Joh 14:3
14:3 {2} And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will {c}
     come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am,
     [there] ye may be also.

 (2) Christ did not go away from us with the intent of forsaking
     us, but rather that he might eventually take us up with him
     into heaven.
     (c) These words are to be understood as being said to the
         whole Church, and therefore the angels said to the
         disciples when they were astonished, "Why do you stand
         gazing up into heaven? This Jesus will so come as you
         saw him go up", Ac 1:11.  And in all places of
         the Scripture the full comfort of the Church is
         considered to be that day when God will be all in all,
         and is therefore called the day of redemption.

Joh 14:4
14:4 {3} And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

 (3) Christ alone is the way to true and everlasting life, for
     it is he in whom the Father has revealed himself.

Joh 14:6
14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am {d} the way, the truth, and the
     life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

     (d) This saying shows unto us the nature, the will, and
         office of Christ.

Joh 14:7
14:7 {e} If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father
     also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

     (e) It is plain by this verse that to know God and to see
         God is the same thing.  Now whereas he said before that
         no man saw God at any time, it is to be understood in
         this way: without Christ, or were it not through
         Christ, no man could ever see God, nor ever saw God, at
         any time: for as Chrysostom says, the Son is a very
         concise and plain setting forth of the Father's nature
         to us.

Joh 14:10
14:10 {4} Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the
      Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not
      of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth
      the works.

 (4) The majesty of God shows itself most evidently both in
     Christ's doctrine and in his deeds.

Joh 14:12
14:12 {5} Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on
      me, the works that I do shall he do also; and {f} greater
      [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my

 (5) Christ's power is not only shown within his own person, but
     it is spread through the body of his entire Church.
     (f) That is, not only do them, but I can also give other
         men power to do greater.

Joh 14:15
14:15 {6} If ye love me, keep my commandments.

 (6) He loves Christ rightly who obeys his commandment: and
     because obedience to Christ is accompanied with an infinite
     type and amount of miseries, although he is absent in body,
     yet he comforts his own with the present power of the Holy
     Spirit, whom the world despises, because it does not know

Joh 14:17
14:17 [Even] the {g} Spirit of truth; whom the {h} world cannot
      receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him:
      but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in

      (g) The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of truth by
          reason of that which he does, because he inspires the
          truth into us, because he has the truth in himself.
      (h) Worldly men.

Joh 14:20
14:20 At that day ye shall know that I [am] {i} in my Father,
      and ye in me, and I in you.

      (i) The Son is in the Father in such a way that he is of
          one selfsame substance with the Father, but he is in
          his disciples in a different way, as an aider and
          helper of them.

Joh 14:21
14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is
      that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my
      Father, and I will love him, and will {k} manifest myself
      to him.

      (k) I will show myself to him, and be known by him, as if
          he saw me with his eyes: but this showing of himself
          is not bodily, but spiritual, yet so plain that no
          other showing could be more evident.

Joh 14:22
14:22 {7} Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it
      that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the

 (7) We must not ask why the gospel is revealed to some rather
     than to others, but we must rather take heed that we
     embrace Christ who is offered unto us, and that we truly
     love him, that is to say, that we give ourselves wholly to
     obeying him.

Joh 14:25
14:25 {8} These things have I spoken unto you, being [yet]
      present with you.

 (8) It is the duty and responsibility of the Holy Spirit to
     imprint in the minds of the elect, in their times and
     seasons, that which Christ once said.

Joh 14:27
14:27 {9} Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not
      as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart
      be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 (9) All true comfort and peace comes to us by Christ alone.

Joh 14:28
14:28 {10} Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and
      come [again] unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice,
      because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is
      {l} greater than I.

 (10) We should in no way be sorry for the departing of Christ
      from us according to the flesh, but rather we should
      rejoice in it, seeing that all the blessing of the body
      depends upon the glorifying of the head.
      (l) This is spoken in that Christ is mediator, for in this
          regard the Father is greater than he, in as much as
          the person to whom request is made is greater than he
          that makes the request.

Joh 14:30
14:30 {11} Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the
      prince of this world cometh, and hath {m} nothing in me.

 (11) Christ goes to death not unwillingly, but willingly, not
      that he is yielding to the devil, but rather that he is
      obeying his Father's decree.
      (m) As one would say, "Satan will eventually set upon me
          with all the might he can, but he has no power over
          me, neither will he find any such thing in me as he
          thinks he will."