Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples
1 “Do not let your hearts be distressed.1 You believe in God;2 believe also in me. 2 There are many dwelling places3 in my Father’s house.4 Otherwise, I would have told you, because5 I am going away to make ready6 a place for you.7 3 And if I go and make ready8 a place for you, I will come again and take you9 to be with me,10 so that where I am you may be too. 4 And you know the way where I am going.”11
5 Thomas said,12 “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus replied,13 “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.14 No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too.15 And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said,16 “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.”17 9 Jesus replied,18 “Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known19 me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me?20 The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative,21 but the Father residing in me performs22 his miraculous deeds.23 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me,24 believe because of the miraculous deeds25 themselves. 12 I tell you the solemn truth,26 the person who believes in me will perform27 the miraculous deeds28 that I am doing,29 and will perform30 greater deeds31 than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name,32 so that the Father may be glorified33 in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Teaching on the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, you will obey34 my commandments.35 16 Then36 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate37 to be with you forever – 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept,38 because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides39 with you and will be40 in you.
18 “I will not abandon41 you as orphans,42 I will come to you.43 19 In a little while44 the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too. 20 You will know at that time45 that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 21 The person who has my commandments and obeys46 them is the one who loves me.47 The one48 who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal49 myself to him.”
22 “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot)50 said,51 “what has happened that you are going to reveal52 yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus replied,53 “If anyone loves me, he will obey54 my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.55 24 The person who does not love me does not obey56 my words. And the word57 you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
25 “I have spoken these things while staying58 with you. 26 But the Advocate,59 the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you60 everything,61 and will cause you to remember everything62 I said to you.
27 “Peace I leave with you;63 my peace I give to you; I do not give it64 to you as the world does.65 Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.66 28 You heard me say to you,67 ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad68 that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.69 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe.70 30 I will not speak with you much longer,71 for the ruler of this world is coming.72 He has no power over me,73 31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know74 that I love the Father.75 Get up, let us go from here.”76