am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.
15:2Every branch in me that
doesn't bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes,
that it may bear more fruit. 15:3You
are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains
in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me.
the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same
bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
15:6If a man doesn't remain
in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them,
throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
15:7If you remain in me,
and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be
done to you.
this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my
as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love.
you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my
Father's commandments, and remain in his love.
15:11I have spoken these
things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made
is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
15:15No longer do I call
you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called
you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to
didn't choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and
bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the
Father in my name, he may give it to you.
command these things to you, that you may love one another.
the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.
you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of
the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his lord.' If they
persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will
keep yours also. 15:21But
all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they don't know
him who sent me. 15:22If
I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they
have no excuse for their sin. 15:23He
who hates me, hates my Father also.
15:24If I hadn't done among them the works
which no one else did, they wouldn't have had sin. But now have they seen and
also hated both me and my Father.
15:25But this happened so that the word may be
fulfilled which was written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'
has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who
proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me.
15:27You will also testify,
because you have been with me from the beginning.