1 [Jesus continued], "Do not allow your hearts to be upset. You should believe in God, and believe in me also. 2 There are many rooms in my Father's house, and I am going to prepare a place for each one you [in them]. I would not have told you this if it were not so. 3 And if I go to prepare a place for each of you, I will return to take all you to [be with] me, so that you also will be where I am. 4 And you all know how to get where I am going."
5 Thomas said to Jesus, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; how could we [possibly] know the way [to get there]?"
6 Jesus answered him, "I am the way [to God], and the truth [to believe], and the life [to live]. No one can go to the Father, except through [believing in] me.
7 If you have come to know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know Him, and have seen Him."
8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father and it [will] be enough for us."
9 Jesus replied to him, "Have I been with you men all this time, and [still] you do not know me, Philip? The person who has seen me, has [also] seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 Do you not believe that I am in [fellowship with] the Father, and the Father is in [fellowship with] me? The words which I say to you do not originate with me, but it is the Father, who lives in me, who does His work [in me]. 11 You should believe me [when I say] that I am in [fellowship with] the Father, and the Father is in [fellowship with] me. Or else believe me for the sake of the deeds themselves that I perform.
12 Truly, truly, I tell you, the person who believes in me will perform the deeds that I do also; and he will perform even greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father. [Note: The "greater deeds" are probably evangelizing the world]. 13 And I will do [for you] whatever you ask in my name [i.e., by my authority], so that the Father may be honored through the Son. 14 I will do anything [for you], if you ask [for it] in my name.
15 If you love me, you will obey my commandments. 16 "And I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper [i.e., besides me], who will be with you forever. 17 He is the Holy Spirit of truth [i.e., who reveals truth], whom the world cannot receive, for it does not see Him or know Him. [But] you know Him, for He lives with you, and will be within you. 18 I will not abandon you [Note: The Greek says, "leave you orphans"]; I will come [back] to you.
19 After a little while [longer] the world will not see me anymore, but you men will see me. Because I [will continue to] live, you will live also. 20 When that day comes [i.e., after His ascension ?], you will know that I am in [fellowship with] the Father, and that you are in [fellowship with] me, and that I am in you [i.e., through the Holy Spirit]. 21 The person who knows [what] my commandments [are] and obeys them is the one who [truly] loves me. And the person who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.
22 [Then] Judas (not the betrayer) [Note: This was the son of James, See Luke 6:16. He is also called Thaddaeus, See Matt. 10:3], said to Jesus, "Lord, what has happened [i.e., to your original plans to be seen by everyone when you came. See Luke 21:27], that you will reveal yourself to us apostles [only] and not to the [whole] world?"
23 Jesus answered him, "If a person loves me, he will obey my teaching, and my Father will love him and we will come to him and make our home with him [i.e., in the person of the indwelling Holy Spirit]. 24 The person who does not love me will not obey my teaching. And the message you are hearing is not mine, but belongs to the Father, who sent me.
25 "I have told you these things while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, that is, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name [i.e., by my authority] will teach you everything. And He will remind you of everything that I [have] said to you.
27 I leave you with peace; I give you my peace. I am not giving you peace like the world gives. Do not allow your hearts to be upset or afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, 'I am going away and I am returning to you.' If you [really] loved me, you would have been happy that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 29 Now I have told you this, even before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe [in me]. 30 I will not speak with you very much anymore because the ruler of the world [i.e., Satan] is coming, and he has no control over me. 31 But, in order for the world to know that I love the Father, I am [always] doing what the Father commands me to. Let us get up, and leave here." [i.e., leave the room where they had eaten the Passover meal. See 13:1 with 18:1].