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John 14:6

    John 14:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Jesus said to him, I am the true and living way: no one comes to the Father but by me.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    World English Bible

    Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 14:6

    I am the Way - That leads so the Father: - the Truth that teaches the knowledge of God, and directs in the way: - the Life that animates all those who seek and serve him, and which is to be enjoyed eternally at the end of the way.

    Christ is the Way:

    1. By his doctrine, John 6:68.

    2. By his example, 1 Peter 2:21.

    3. By his sacrifice, Hebrews 9:8, Hebrews 9:9.

    4. By his Spirit, John 16:13.

    He is the Truth:

    1. In opposition to all false religions.

    2. To the Mosaic law, which was only the shadow, not the truth or substance, of the good things which were to come. And

    3. In respect to all the promises of God, 2 Corinthians 1:20.

    He is the Life, both in grace and glory; the life that not only saves from death, but destroys it.

    No man cometh unto the Father - By any other doctrine, by any other merit, or by any other intercession than mine.

    Barnes' Notes on John 14:6

    I am the way - See Isaiah 35:8. By this is meant, doubtless, that they and all others were to have access to God only by obeying the instructions, imitating the example, and depending on the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was the leader in the road, the guide to the wandering, the teacher of the ignorant, and the example to all. See John 6:68; "Thou hast the words of eternal life;" 1 Peter 2:21; "Christ - suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps;" Hebrews 9:8-9.

    The truth - The source of truth, or he who originates and communicates truth for the salvation of men. Truth is a representation of things as they are. The life, the purity, and the teaching of Jesus Christ was the most complete and perfect representation of the things of the eternal world that has been or can be presented to man. The ceremonies of the Jews were shadows; the life of Jesus was the truth. The opinions of men are fancy, but the doctrines of Jesus were nothing more than a representation of facts as they exist in the government of God. It is implied in this, also, that Jesus was the fountain of all truth; that by his inspiration the prophets spoke, and that by him all truth is communicated to men. See the notes at John 1:17.

    The life - See John 11:25, and the notes at John 1:4.

    No man cometh to the Father but by me - To come to the Father is to obtain his favor, to have access to his throne by prayer, and finally to enter his kingdom. No man can obtain any of these things except by the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. By coming by him is meant coming in his name and depending on his merits. We are ignorant, and he alone can guide us. We are sinful, and it is only by his merits that we can be pardoned. We are blind, and he only can enlighten us. God has appointed him as the Mediator, and has ordained that all blessings shall descend to this world through him. Hence he has put the world under his control; has given the affairs of men into his hand, and has appointed him to dispense whatever may be necessary for our peace, pardon, and salvation, Acts 4:12; Acts 5:31.

    Wesley's Notes on John 14:6

    14:6 To the question concerning the way, he answers, I am the way. To the question concerning knowledge, he answers, I am the truth. To the question whither, I am the life. The first is treated of in this verse ; the second, Joh 14:7 - 17; the third, 14:18, and c.

    Verses Related to John 14:6

    John 1:12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
    Ephesians 2:9 - Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    Book: John
    Topic: Salvation