1 Let not your hearts be disquieted; you believe ??believe in God and also in me. 2 In my Father's house there are many abodes; were it not so, would I have told you that I was going to prepare a place for you? 3 And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me, so that you may be where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going."
5 "Lord," said Thomas, "we do not know where you are going, and how are we to know the way?"
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the real and living way: no one comes to the Father except by means of me.
7 If you knew me, you would know my Father too. You know him now and you have seen him."
8 "Lord," said Philip, "let us see the Father; that is all we want."
9 Jesus said to him, "Philip, have I been with you all this time, and yet you do not understand me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. What do you mean by saying, 'Let us see the Father'? 10 Do you not believe I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak to you all I do not speak of my own accord; it is the Father who remains ever in me, who is performing his own deeds. 11 Believe me, I am in the Father and the Father is in me: ??or else, believe because of the deeds themselves.
12 Truly, truly I tell you, he who believes in me will do the very deeds I do, and still greater deeds than these. For I am going to the Father, 13 and I will do whatever you ask in my name, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; 14 I will do whatever you ask me in my name.
15 If you love me you will keep my commands, 16 and I will ask the Father to give you another Helper to be with you for ever, 17 even the Spirit of truth: the world cannot receive him, because it neither sees nor knows him, but you know him, because he remains with you and will be within you. 18 I will not leave you forlorn; I am coming to you.
19 A little while longer and the world will see me no more; but you will see me, because I am living and you will be living too. 20 You will understand, on that day, that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 21 He who possesses my commands and obeys them is he who loves me, and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and appear to him."
22 "Lord," said Judas (not Judas Iscariot), "why is it that you are to appear to us, and not to the world?"
23 Jesus answered, "If anyone loves me he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up our abode with him. 24 He who does not love me does not obey my word; and what you hear me say is not my word but the word of the Father who sent me.
25 I have told you all this while I am still with you, 26 but the Helper, the holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and recall to you everything I have said.
27 Peace I leave to you, my peace I give to you; I give it not as the world gives its 'Peace!' Let not your hearts be disquieted or timid. 28 You heard me tell you I was going away and coming back to you; if you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father ??for the Father is greater than I am. 29 I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that, when it does occur, you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the Prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me; 31 his coming will only serve to let the world see that I love the Father and that I am acting as the Father ordered. Rise, let us be going."