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 youĎ are clean because of the word which I have spoken to youĎ.15:4AbideĎ in me and I in youĎ. Just-as the branch is not able to bring forth fruit from itself, if it does not abide in the vine; so neither can youĎ if youĎ do not abide in me.15:5I am the vine, youĎ are the branches. He who abides in me and I in him, this one is bringing forth much fruit, because youĎ are not able to do anything separate from me.15:6If anyone is not abiding 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 youĎ abide in me, and then my words should abide in youĎ, ask whatever youĎ wish, and it will happen for youĎ. 15:8My Father is glorified in this, in order that youĎ may bring forth much fruit and will become my disciples.

     15:9Just-as the Father has loved* me, I have also loved* youĎ. AbideĎ in my love*. 15:10If youĎkeep my commandments, youĎ 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 youĎ these things, in order that my joy may abide in youĎ and in order that yourĎ joy should be fulfilled.15:12This is my commandment, in order that youĎ should love* one another, just-as I have loved* youĎ.15:13No one has greater love*than this: in order that someone should lay down his life on behalf of his friends. 15:14 YouĎ are my friends, if youĎ practice as many things as I command youĎ.15:15I call*youĎ bondservants no more, because the bondservant does not know what his lord is doing, but I have called youĎ friends, because all the things which I heard from my Father, I have made known toyouĎ. 15:16YouĎ did not choose me, but I chose youĎ and appointed* youĎ, in order that youĎ should go and should bring forth fruit and in order that yourĎ fruit should abide, that* if youĎask anything of the Father in my name, he should give it to youĎ.15:17I command youĎto do these things, in order that youĎ may love* one another.

     15:18If the world hates youĎ, youĎ know that it has hated me first, then youĎ.15:19If youĎ were from the world, the world would love its own, but because youĎ are not from the world, but I chose youĎ out of the world, the world is hating youĎ because of this. 15:20 RememberĎ the word which I said to youĎ, A bondservant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also be persecuting youĎ; if they kept my word, they will also be keeping yoursĎ.15:21But they will be doing all these things to youĎ because of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.15:22If I had not come and spoken to them, they were having {i.e. would have. Or: were holding} no sin, but now they have no excuse concerning their sin. 15:23He who hates me also hates my Father. 15:24If I had not done 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 have both seen and 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* has come, whom I will be sending to youĎ from the Father, who is the Spirit of the truth, who travels from the Father, that one will be testifying concerning me;15:27and youĎ also will be testifying, because youĎ have been 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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