Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 14:6
- I am the way, and the truth, and the life (Egw eimi h odov kai h alhteia kai h zwh).
- Either of these statements is profound enough to stagger any one, but here all three together overwhelm Thomas. Jesus had called himself "the life" to Martha (11:25) and "the door" to the Pharisees (10:7) and "the light of the world" (8:12). He spoke "the way of God in truth" (Mark 12:14). He is the way to God and the only way (verse 14:6), the personification of truth, the centre of life.
- Except by me (ei mh di' emou).
- There is no use for the Christian to wince at these words of Jesus. If he is really the Incarnate Son of God (1:1,14,18, they are necessarily true.