John 15

1 I am the true vine and my Father is the farmer. 2 Every branch which is not bringing forth fruit in me, he takes it away and every branch which is bringing forth fruit, he prunes it, in order that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Already you* are clean because of the word which I have spoken to you*. 4 Abide 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. 5 I 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. 6 If 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. 7 If you* abide in me, and then my words should abide in you*, ask whatever you* wish, and it will happen for you*. 8 My Father is glorified in this, in order that you* may bring forth much fruit and will become my disciples.

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

18 If the world hates you*, you* know that it has hated me first, then you*. 19 If you* were from the world, the world would love 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. 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*. 21 But they will be doing all these things to you* because of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If 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. 23 He who hates me also hates my Father. 24 If 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. 25 But this happened, in order that the word might be fulfilled that has been written in their law, ' They hated me undeservedly.' {Ps 109: 3}

26 But whenever the Helper* has come, whom I will be sending to you* from the Father, who is the Spirit of the truth, who travels from the Father, that one will be testifying concerning me; 27 and you* also will be testifying, because you* have been with me from the beginning.



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