1 "Stop letting your hearts be troubled; keep on believing in God, and also in me. 2 In my Father's house there are many dwelling places; if there were not, I would have told you, for I am going away to make ready a place for you. 3 And if I go and make it ready for you, I will come back and take you to be face to face with me, so that you may always be right where I am. 4 And you know the way to the place where I am going."
5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going, and so how can we know the way?"
6 Jesus answered him, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
7 If you knew me, you would know my Father too. From now on you do know Him and you have seen Him."
8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, let us see the Father, and that will satisfy us."
9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you disciples so long, and yet you, Philip, have not recognized me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Let us see the Father'? 10 Do you not believe that I am in union with the Father and that the Father is in union with me? I am not saying these things on my own authority, but the Father who always remains in union with me is doing these things Himself. 11 You must believe me, that I am in union with the Father and that the Father is in union with me, or else you must do so because of the very things that I am doing.
12 I most solemnly say to you, whoever perseveres in believing in me can himself do the things that I am doing; yes, he can do even greater things than I am doing, because I am going to the Father. 13 And anything you ask for as bearers of my name I will do for you, so that the Father may be glorified through the Son. 14 Yes, I repeat it, anything you ask for as bearers of my name I will do it for you.
15 "If you really love me, you will keep my commands. 16 And I will ask I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper, to remain with you to the end of the age; 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see Him or recognize Him, because He is going to remain with you, and will be within you. 18 I will not leave you helpless orphans. I am coming back to you.
19 In just a little while the world will not see me any more, but you will be seeing me. Because I am to live on, you too will live on. 20 At that time you will know that I am in union with my Father and you are in union with me and I am in union with you. 21 Whoever continues to hold and keep my commands is the one who really loves me, and whoever really loves me will be loved by my Father; yes, I will love him myself and will make myself real to him."
22 Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said to Him, "Why is it, Lord, that you are going to make yourself real to us and not to the world?"
23 Jesus answered him, "If anyone really loves me, he will observe my teaching, and my Father will love him, and both of us will come in face-to-face fellowship with him; yes, we will make our special dwelling place with him. 24 Whoever does not really love me does not observe my teaching; and yet the teaching which you are listening to is not mine but comes from the Father who has sent me.
25 "I have told you this while I am still staying with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send to represent me, will teach you everything Himself, and cause you to remember everything that I have told you.
27 I now leave you the blessing of peace, I give you the blessing of my own peace. I myself do not give it in the way the world gives it. Stop letting your hearts be troubled or timid. 28 You have heard me say that I am going away and coming back to you; if you really loved me, you would rejoice over my telling you that I am going to the Father, because my Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you this before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe in me. 30 "I shall not talk much more with you, for the evil ruler of this world is coming and he has nothing in common with me, 31 but he is coming that the world may know that I love the Father and am doing what the Father has ordered me to do. Get up and let us go away."