The Way The Truth And The Life: What Does John 14:6 Mean?


John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (King James Version)

TranslationJohn 14:6
ESVJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
NASBJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
NIVJesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
NLTJesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”

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The Way The Truth And The Life: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

14:1-11 Here are three words, upon any of which stress may be laid. Upon the word troubled. Be not cast down and disquieted. The word heart. Let your heart be kept with full trust in God. The word your. However others are overwhelmed with the sorrows of this present time, be not you so.

Christ’s disciples, more than others, should keep their minds quiet, when everything else is unquiet. Here is the remedy against this trouble of mind, Believe. By believing in Christ as the Mediator between God and man, we gain comfort.

The happiness of heaven is spoken of as in a father’s house. There are many mansions, for there are many sons to be brought to glory. Mansions are lasting dwellings. Christ will be the Finisher of that of which he is the Author or Beginner; if he have prepared the place for us, he will prepare us for it.

Christ is the sinner’s Way to the Father and to heaven, in his person as God manifest in the flesh, in his atoning sacrifice, and as our Advocate. He is the Truth, as fulfilling all the prophecies of a Saviour; believing which, sinners come by him the Way.

He is the Life, by whose life-giving Spirit the dead in sin are quickened. Nor can any man draw nigh God as a Father, who is not quickened by Him as the Life, and taught by Him as the Truth, to come by Him as the Way. By Christ, as the Way, our prayers go to God, and his blessings come to us; this is the Way that leads to rest, the good old Way.

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He is the Resurrection and the Life. All that saw Christ by faith, saw the Father in Him. In the light of Christ’s doctrine, they saw God as the Father of lights; and in Christ’s miracles, they saw God as the God of power.

The holiness of God shone in the spotless purity of Christ’s life. We are to believe the revelation of God to man in Christ; for the works of the Redeemer show forth his own glory, and God in him.

John 14:6 | Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4-7. whither I go ye know … Thomas saith, Lord, we know not whither thou guest … Jesus saith, I am the way, &c.—By saying this, He meant rather to draw out their inquiries and reply to them.

Christ is “THE Way” to the Father—”no man cometh unto the Father but by Me”; He is “THE Truth” of all we find in the Father when we get to Him, “For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Col 2:9), and He is all “THE Life” that shall ever flow to us and bless us from the Godhead thus approached and thus manifested in Him—”this is the true God and eternal life” (1Jo 5:20).

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