JOHN 14:6

I am the way, the truth, and the life

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

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John 14:6 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
saith λέγει Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saith
unto him, αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto him
I Ἐγώ I, me I
am εἰμι I exist (used only when emphatic) am
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
way, ὁδὸς A road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means way
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
truth, ἀλήθεια Truth truth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
life: ζωή· Life (literally or figuratively) life
no man οὐδεὶς Not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e., none, nobody, nothing no man
cometh ἔρχεται To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) cometh
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Father, πατέρα A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
but μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether but
by δι' Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) by
me. ἐμοῦ Of me me

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  • 4  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

  • 5  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

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

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

  • 8  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.




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