John 14:2
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English Standard Version
In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

King James 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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims 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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

John 14:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

House (οἰκίᾳ)

The dwelling-place. Used primarily of the edifice (Matthew 7:24; Matthew 8:14; Matthew 9:10; Acts 4:34). Of the family or all the persons inhabiting the house (Matthew 12:25; John 4:53; 1 Corinthians 16:15; Matthew 10:13). Of property (Matthew 23:14; Mark 12:40). Here meaning heaven.

Mansions (μοναὶ)

Only here and John 14:23. From μένω to stay or abide. Originally a staying or abiding or delay. Thus Thucydides, of Pausanias: "He settled at Colonae in Troas, and was reported to the Ephors to be negotiating with the Barbarians, and to be staying there (τὴν μονὴν ποιούμενος, Literally, making a stay) for no good purpose" (i., 131). Thence, a staying or abiding-place; an abode. The word mansion has a similar etymology and follows the same course of development, being derived from manere, to remain. Mansio is thus, first, a staying, and then a dwelling-place. A later meaning of both mansio and μονή is a halting-place or station on a journey. Some expositors, as Trench and Westcott, explain the word here according to this later meaning, as indicating the combination of the contrasted notions of progress and repose in the vision of the future. This is quite untenable. The word means here abodes. Compare Homer's description of Priam's palace:

"A palace built with graceful porticoes,

And fifty chambers near each other, walled

With polished stone, the rooms of Priam's sons

And of their wives; and opposite to these

Twelve chambers for his daughters, also near

Each other; and, with polished marble walls,

The sleeping-rooms of Priam's sons-in-law

And their unblemished consorts."

"Iliad," vi., 242-250.

Godet remarks: "The image is derived from those vast oriental palaces, in which there is an abode not only for the sovereign and the heir to the throne, but also for all the sons of the king, however numerous they may be."

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John 14:2 Parallel Commentaries

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my.

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

Hebrews 11:10,14-16 For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God...

Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Revelation 3:12,21 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write on him the name of my God...

Revelation 21:10-27 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem...

if.

John 12:25,26 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal...

John 16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them...

Luke 14:26-33 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters...

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

1 Thessalonians 3:3,4 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto...

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 Thessalonians 1:4-10 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations...

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

I go.

John 13:33,36 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me: and as I said to the Jews, Where I go, you cannot come...

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me...

Hebrews 6:20 Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 9:8,23-26 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest...

Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: why God is not ashamed to be called their God...

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Cross References
John 13:33
Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, 'Where I am going you cannot come.'

John 13:36
Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered him, "Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward."

John 14:28
You heard me say to you, 'I am going away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

Hebrews 6:20
where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

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