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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

John 14:1–6

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Jesus Comforts His Disciples

1 aDo not let your heart be troubled; 1believe in God, believe also in Me.

2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for aI go to prepare a place for you.

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

4 “And you know the way where I am going.”

5 aThomas * said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?”

6 Jesus * said to him, “I am athe way, and bthe truth, and cthe life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

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Or you believe in God

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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.

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