John 14:3
New International Version
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

New Living Translation
When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.

English Standard Version
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

Berean Study Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.

Berean Literal Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will receive you to Myself, that where I am, you may be also.

King James Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

New King James Version
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

New American Standard Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be.

NASB 1995
“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

NASB 1977
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Amplified Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.

Christian Standard Bible
If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.

American Standard Version
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if I go prepare a place for you, I shall come again and bring you to join me, that where I am you shall be also.”

Contemporary English Version
After I have done this, I will come back and take you with me. Then we will be together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be.

English Revised Version
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Good News Translation
And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again. Then I will bring you into my presence so that you will be where I am.

International Standard Version
And since I'm going away to prepare a place for you, I'll come back again and welcome you into my presence, so that you may be where I am.

Literal Standard Version
and if I go on and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you to Myself, that where I am you also may be;

NET Bible
And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come again and take you to be with me, so that where I am you may be too.

New Heart English Bible
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.

Weymouth New Testament
And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.

World English Bible
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.

Young's Literal Translation
and if I go on and prepare for you a place, again do I come, and will receive you unto myself, that where I am ye also may be;

Additional Translations ...
Context
In My Father's House are Many Rooms
2In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”…

Cross References
John 12:26
If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, My servant will be as well. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

John 14:4
You know the way to the place where I am going."

John 14:18
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

John 14:28
You heard Me say, 'I am going away, and I am coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.


Treasury of Scripture

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

I will.

John 14:18-23,28
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you…

John 12:26
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

John 17:24
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.









(3) And if I go and prepare . . .--For the form of the expression, comp. Notes on John 12:32, and 1John 2:28. It does not imply uncertainty, but expresses that the fact is in the region of the future, which is clear to Him, and will unfold itself to them.

I will come again, and receive you unto myself.--This clause has been variously explained of the resurrection; of the death of individual disciples; of the spiritual presence of our Lord in the Church; of the coming again of the Lord in the Parousia of the last day, when all who believe in Him shall be received unto Himself. The difficulty has arisen from taking the words "I will come again," as necessarily referring to the same time as those which follow--"I will receive you unto Myself," whereas they are in the present tense, and should be literally rendered, I am coming again. They refer rather, as the same words refer when used in John 14:18, to His constant spiritual presence in their midst; whereas the reception of them to Himself is to be understood of the complete union which will accompany that spiritual presence; a union which will be commenced in this life, advanced by the death of individuals, and completed in the final coming again. (Comp. John 17:24.)

Verse 3. - And if I go and if I prepare a place for you - a simple condition, soon to be realized by the event - I come again; I am ever coming, as I am now about to explain to you,

(1) in my resurrection (John 16:16, 17);

(2) in the bestowment of the Comforter (Vers. 17, 25, 26; John 16:7, etc.);

(3) in the intimate relations which, through the power of the Spirit (Vers. 18, 23), . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

I go
πορευθῶ (poreuthō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

prepare
ἑτοιμάσω (hetoimasō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2090: To make ready, prepare. From hetoimos; to prepare.

a place
τόπον (topon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5117: Apparently a primary word; a spot, i.e. Location; figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard.

for you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

I will come
ἔρχομαι (erchomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

back
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

welcome
παραλήμψομαι (paralēmpsomai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3880: From para and lambano; to receive near, i.e. Associate with oneself; by analogy, to assume an office; figuratively, to learn.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

into
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

My presence,
ἐμαυτόν (emauton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1683: Genitive case compound of emou and autos; of myself so likewise the dative case emautoi em-ow-to', and accusative case emauton em-ow-ton'.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

may be
ἦτε (ēte)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

am.
εἰμὶ (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.


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