I love the Father (Jn 14:31-14:31)

“But I do

As the Father

Has commanded me.

Thus,

The world

May know

That I love the Father.

Rise up!

Let us be on our way!”

ἀλλ’ ἵνα γνῷ ὁ κόσμος ὅτι ἀγαπῶ τὸν Πατέρα, καὶ καθὼς ἐνετείλατο μοι ὁ Πατὴρ, οὕτως ποιῶ. Ἐγείρεσθε, ἄγωμεν ἐντεῦθεν.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that he was doing (οὕτως ποιῶ) as the Father had commanded him (καὶ καθὼς ἐνετείλατο μοι ὁ Πατὴρ).  Thus, the world (ὁ κόσμος) would know (ἀλλ’ ἵνα γνῷ) that he loved (ὅτι ἀγαπῶ) the Father (τὸν Πατέρα).  Then Jesus seemed to say that the time for talking was over.  He said to them to get up or rise up (Ἐγείρεσθε) and they would be on their way from there (ἄγωμεν ἐντεῦθεν).  Thus, the world would know that Jesus loved his Father, so that he did whatever he commanded.  Jesus explicitly said that he loved the Father here, although it is implied elsewhere.  This seems like the end of the talk, but Jesus continued with another theme in the next chapter, and for a couple of more chapters.  Perhaps, this should have been at the end of his message instead of here.  Do you love God, the Father?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.