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|NASB||John 14:2 "In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.|
|John 14:2 "In My Father's house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you.|
|Bible Question: What exactly does mansion mean when spoken of in the bible?|
Bible Answer: The Greek word translated as Mansion in the KJV is incorrectly translated. As DocT has said, it refers to a room added to the father’s household.
The idea that we are to forgo materialism here on Earth, so that in Heaven we can have our own personal "mansion" is inconsistent. If one expects to find a personal mansion in the world to come, he or she will be disappointed (if that were possible) when he or she arrives to find, not a mansion, but a community of people living together, not with glorious things, but with glorious relationships. This is the point of the scripture at hand, living with the Father and His family.