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John 14:7

    John 14:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you had known me, you should have known my Father also: and from now on you know him, and have seen him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you had knowledge of me, you would have knowledge of my Father: you have knowledge of him now and have seen him.

    Webster's Revision

    If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

    World English Bible

    If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on, you know him, and have seen him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

    Definitions for John 14:7

    Henceforth - From this time forth; from now on.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 14:7

    If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father - Because I and the Father are One, John 10:30. Or, if ye had properly examined the intention and design of the law, ye would have been convinced that it referred to me; and that all that I have done and instituted was according to the design and intention of the Father, as expressed in that law.

    Barnes' Notes on John 14:7

    If ye had known me - By this Jesus does not intend to say that they were not truly his disciples, but that they had not a full and accurate knowledge of his character and designs. They still retained, to a large extent, the Jewish notions respecting a temporal Messiah, and did not fully understand that he was to die and be raised from the dead.

    Ye should have known my Father also - You would have known the counsels and designs of my Father respecting my death and resurrection. If you had been divested of your Jewish prejudices about the Messiah, if you had understood that it was proper for me to die, you would also have understood the purposes and plans of God in my death; and, knowing that, you would have seen that it was wise and best. We see here that a correct knowledge of the character and work of Christ is the same as a correct knowledge of the counsels and plans of God; and we see, also, that the reasons why we have not such a knowledge are our previous prejudices and erroneous views.

    From henceforth - From this time. From my death and resurrection you shall understand the plans and counsels of God.

    Ye know him - You shall have just views of his plans and designs.

    Have seen him - That is, they had seen Jesus Christ, his image, and the brightness of his glory Hebrews 1:3, which was the same as having seen the Father, John 14:9.

    Wesley's Notes on John 14:7

    14:7 Ye have known - Ye have begun to know him.