Modern Literal Version
[John 15]

     15:1I am the true vine and my Father is the farmer. 15:2Every branch which is not bringing forth fruit in me, he takes it away and every branchwhich is bringing forth fruit, he prunes it, in order that it may bring forth more fruit. 15:3Already you* are clean because of the word which I have spoken to you*.15:4Abide* in me and I in you*. Just-as the branch is not able to bring forth fruit from itself, if it does not abide in the vine; so neither can you* if you* do not abide in me.15:5I am the vine, you* are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, this one is bringing forth much fruit, because you* are not able to do* anything separate from me.15:6If anyone does not abide in me, he was cast outside like a branch and was dried up, and they gather them and cast them into the fire and it is burned.15:7If you* abide in me, and then my words should abide in you*, ask whatever you* wish, and it will happen for you*. 15:8My Father is glorified in this, in order that you* may bring forth much fruit and will become my disciples.

     15:9Just-as the Father loved* me, I have also loved* you*. Abide* in my love*. 15:10If you* keep my commandments, you* will be abiding in my love*; just-as I have kept my Father's commandments and am abiding in his love*.15:11I have spoken to you* these things, in order that my joy may abide in you* and in order that your* joy should be fulfilled.15:12This is my commandment, in order that you* should love* one another, just-as I loved* you*.15:13No one has greater love*than this: in order that someone should lay down his life on behalf of his friends.15:14 You* are my friends, if you* practice as many things as I command you*.15:15I call* you*bondservants no more, because the bondservant did not know what his lord is doing*, but I have spoken to you*as friends, because all the things which I heard from my Father, I made known toyou*. 15:16You* did not choose me, but I chose you* and appointed* you*, in order that you* should proceed away and should bring forth fruit and in order that your* fruit should abide, that* if you*ask anything of the Father in my name, he should give it to you*.15:17I command you*to do these things, in order that you* may love* one another.

     15:18If the world hates you*, you* know that it has hated me first, then you*.15:19If you* were from the world, the world would have loved its own, but because you* are not from the world, but I chose you* out of the world, the world is hating you* because of this. 15:20 Remember* the word which I said to you*, A bondservant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also be persecuting you*; if they kept my word, they will also be keeping yours*.15:21But they will be doing* all these things to you* because of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.15:22If I did not come and did not speak to them, they were holding {i.e. would have. Or: were having} no sin, but now they have no excuse concerning their sin. 15:23He who hates me also hates my Father. 15:24If I did not do the works which no other has done* among them, then they were having{i.e. would have. Or: were holding} no sin, but now they both have seen and have hated both me and my Father. 15:25But this happened, in order that the word might be fulfilled that has been written in their law, 'They hated me undeservedly.'{Psa 109:3}

     15:26But whenever the Helper* comes, whom I will be sending to you* from the Father, who isthe Spirit of the truth, who travels from the Father, that one will be testifying concerning me; 15:27and you* also testifying, because you* are with me from the beginning.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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