John Chapter 15
1 I am the true vineand my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh awayandevery branch that beareth fruithe purgeth itthat it maybring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken untoyou.
4 Abide in meand I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit ofitselfexcept it abide in the vineno more can yeexcept yeabide in me.
5 I am the vineye are the branchesHe that abideth in meandI in himthe same bringeth forth much fruitfor without meye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in mehe is cast forth as a branchand iswitheredand men gather themand cast them into the fireand they are burned.
7 If ye abide in meand my words abide in youye shall askwhat ye willand it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorifiedthat ye bear much fruitsoshall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved meso have I loved youcontinue yein my love.
10 If ye keep my commandmentsye shall abide in my loveeven asI have kept my Father s commandmentsand abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto youthat my joy might remainin youand that your joy might be full.
12 This is my commandmentThat ye love one anotheras I haveloved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than thisthat a man lay down hislife for his friends.
14 Ye are my friendsif ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servantsfor the servant knowethnot what his lord doethbut I have called you friendsforall things that I have heard of my Father I have made knownunto you.
16 Ye have not chosen mebut I have chosen youand ordainedyouthat ye should go and bring forth fruitand that yourfruit should remainthat whatsoever ye shall ask of theFather in my namehe may give it you.
17 These things I command youthat ye love one another.
18 If the world hate youye know that it hated me before ithated you.
19 If ye were of the worldthe world would love his ownbutbecause ye are not of the worldbut I have chosen you out ofthe worldtherefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto youThe servant is notgreater than his lord. If they have persecuted methey willalso persecute youif they have kept my sayingthey willkeep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name s sakebecause they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto themthey had not had sinbut now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other mandidthey had not had sinbut now have they both seen andhated both me and my Father.
25 But this cometh to passthat the word might be fulfilled thatis written in their lawThey hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is comewhom I will send unto you fromthe Fathereven the Spirit of truthwhich proceedeth fromthe Fatherhe shall testify of me
27 And ye also shall bear witnessbecause ye have been with mefrom the beginning.