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“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
King James Version (KJV)
In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would haue told you: I goe to prepare a place for you.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original John chapter 14
"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
- American Standard Version (1901)
In my Father's house are rooms enough; if it was not so, would I have said that I am going to make ready a place for you?
- Basic English Bible
In my Father's house there are many abodes; were it not so, I had told you: for I go to prepare you a place;
- Darby Bible
In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you.
- Douay Rheims Bible
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
- Webster's Bible
In my Father's house there are many resting-places. Were it otherwise, I would have told you; for I am going to make ready a place for you.
- Weymouth Bible
In my Father's house are many homes. If it weren't so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.
- World English Bible
In the hous of my fadir ben many dwellyngis; if ony thing lesse, Y hadde seid to you, for Y go to make redi to you a place.
- Wycliffe Bible
in the house of my Father are many mansions; and if not, I would have told you; I go on to prepare a place for you;
- Youngs Literal Bible
DJ's comment on 2015-05-19 17:55:30:
I humbly hope that this gospel passage could be interpreted as there is room for all in God 's Kingdom. Those who believe in God and that God 's son gave his incorporated life for us and for forgiveness of our sins. If you believe in reincarnations, for instance only, and also you believe in Christ and God and Holy Spirit, there is room for all, not all 'organized religions " are the ONE and ONLY way to get to the House of GOD.
sam's comment on 2015-04-25 13:07:22:
Can hardly wait to go home! MARANATHANA
Jsson's comment on 2015-04-12 16:13:29:
Do not hide my gmail plz Go to Eph.2:17-22 here you will see we are the Temple all framed together with Our Lord Jesus as Chief Cornerstone. Agreed all churches we need to come together so Our Lord Jesus will come. God Bless !
Joanna's comment on 2015-01-05 09:44:07:
I thought that this passage refers to all believers, no matter what faith you followed. Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu,Judaism,etc.! If you believed in God, Yahweh, Jehovah....The creator of us all, no matter what name you place to our Lord. I once heard that He gave his name to Moses as "I am " when Moses asked while on the mount and God appeared as the burning bush.
sandesh tiwade's comment on 2014-12-10 23:12:48:
THERE ARE MANNY ABODES IN MY FATHER 'S HOUSE AS OUR LORD SAYS ,HE WAS THE HOUSE ON THIS EARTH . MANNY ABODES ARE THE BELIEVERS. THE WAY WAS CROSS AND HIS COMING WAS IN RESURRECTION . SO WE THE BODY OF CHRIST IS THE PLACE WHERE GOD FINDS REST. THOSE WHO THINK OF MANSION OR MATERIAL HOUSE SHOULD THINK THAT WE HAVE GOD WHO CREATES BY HIS WORD SO CAN YOU THINK THAT LORD JESUS IS BUILDING ABODES FOR LAST 2000 YEARS.HE IS BUILDING HIS BODY MATT 16 18 , YET NOT COMPLETE. WE NEED TO PRAY THAT HIS BODY CHURCH SHOULD BE BUILD. THERE ARE MORE THAN 90000 DENOMINATIONS IN CHRISTIANITY AND SORRY TO SAY THAT EACH DENOMINATION THINKS HE IS BETTER AND PERFECT , THEY UNDERMINE OTHERS. THERE IS NO ONESS, NO HARMONY ,THERE IS ALWAYS CRITICISM WITH ONE ANOTHER. WE NEED TO PRAY THAT THERE MAY BE HARMONY WITH EVERY BELIEVER OF ANY RACE , COUNTRY , COLOR , LANGUAGE ETC. SO THAT LORD WILL COME SOON
Willie Jernagin's comment on 2014-10-17 06:11:42:
I for one believe a lot of you are getting off wrong with the word of God, so you have to be careful in your interpreting the scripture. The word of God is so unique in that it explains what JESUS is talking about, also, God 's Holy Spirit can give the meaning of what John 14 2 means. I will not give you my opinion, about the word of God. I will say this was grace in the old testament or was just the law and the promise 's of God. You see God can just about do as He please, even when we do not understand how He does what He does. Shalom
Barb's comment on 2014-09-23 16:24:31:
If what you guys are interpreting as for the Jews and not the followers of Christ what Jesus is saying here why and I say this in love don 't you ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to you. There can be no understanding of God 's word without the Holy Spirit. I think that a lot of you are trying to put God in a box and He is a "GREAT BIG GOD ". Jesus spoke many parables and the only way we can figure it out is to "Study His Word ". We in the flesh calls the churches the house of God but here Jesus said in my Father 's house are many mansions and if we were not going to be with him, why would He say I go to prepare a place for you and that He will come again and receive you unto Himself. So whether He brings the mansion to us or we get it in Heaven, I take joy in knowing that "ONE OF THEM BELONG TO ME ". For a description of the earthly city you are going to have to read revelation.
Excellent's comment on 2014-08-26 21:34:35:
Praise God if you are saved the is a place prepared for you in heaven.If you a not also the is a place prepared for you in hell shame
fanuel shafokutya's comment on 2014-07-28 01:38:46:
Jesus himself bieng 100 human and 100 God in flesh can not lie, and His promise of the heavenly places mansions is a reward of anyone who picks up His cross to follow him, jonh 14 2 is clear the house of God originates in heaven, the church is the body of Christ. Though it is reffered to the church in certain scriptures
Christian Uba's comment on 2014-06-29 12:53:57:
1 Timothy 3 15 clearly says that the church is the house of the Living GOD. Can anyone please show me a verse in the Bible that says that the FATHER 's house is in the heavens as a place?
dharam's comment on 2014-06-27 05:30:33:
As children of God we have a room set aside for us in the mansions that Jesus has prepared for us. Lets do his will while we are on the earth so that we can enter into his glory joyfully.
Olabode's comment on 2014-06-27 00:54:38:
Jesus came to this world to reveal the secret of heaven to us. He told us that, in heaven where God dwells, there are uncountable houses prepared for those that will make it. Remember! the moment someone surrendered all, the foundation of his mansion will be laid in heaven. We shall get there and claim our own mansion. God please help us!
sarah's comment on 2014-05-31 20:36:13:
Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared person. Thank you Jesus for preparing a place for me there n Heaven.
william's comment on 2014-04-29 03:25:27:
My Father 's house is the temple in John 2, said, do not make my father 's house into a den of thieves, n destroy this temple, n in 3 days I will raise it up again, this he spoke of his body. In short the father 's house is the temple on the earth, his body on the earth as a dwelling place for God n men to mingle as one.
Anna's comment on 2014-02-24 09:04:14:
Vicki Your comment troubles me Jesus is talking to his disciples here There are no Christians here There were no Christians at all until after the day of Penticost there were only disciples or followers of Christ and there were more disciples than just the 12 apostles He also says that no one cometh unto the father except though me Many of the nation of Israel never accepted Christ therefore could not enter the Father s house I believe that He was absolutly talking about his Church here
Vicky's comment on 2013-10-13 06:35:05:
I am thankful to have a Pastor who has devoted the last 40 years of his life in studying and rightly dividing the word of God. In John14:2 it is important to rightly divide the word. Jesus is talking to his disciples here. There are no Christians here. He is talking about the kingdom of Heaven which is a literal visible place. God is telling the nation of Israel no matter what their going through He is preparing a place for them. It is important to understand who is being addressed in a passage and here the church is not being addressed. Hebrews11:16 also tells us he is preparing the city for Israel.This is not mansions for us, the church, to live in.
Sir Noah's comment on 2013-09-07 15:38:59:
We all have a place go brethen...
Wide & narrow gate...
Heaven or Hell
Let watch a pray....
uche's comment on 2013-09-04 14:35:06:
what a Glorious day ahead! I thank the Almighty for Giving me back the Joy of my Salvation! i saw my self toiling with sin,bt thank God,am back on track.Praise the Lord!
Mozelle's comment on 2013-07-24 23:39:54:
Today was just one of those days but... I thank God for a savior who died for me so that I can go to the place that he prepared just for me wow he had me on his mind when I was his enemy we serve an amazing God I just want others to know the richness of his love...a love like no other a man can't give it family can't do it from everlasting to everlasting he loved us and didn't hesitate to show his love for us.
Carol's comment on 2013-05-04 17:10:08:
I am so thankful for my life, if it had not been for God and Jesus I would not be here, I hope one day to stand face to face with both and thank them in person for all I have had from both. I was wondering how in the world can anyone not believe just look around you and see the earth and the wonders of our Heavenly Father. God thank you for all.
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