John 15

1Under the parable of a vine Christ setteth forth God's government of his church, and exhorteth his disciples to abide in his faith and doctrine: 12he commandeth them to love one another, according to the great love he had shewed for them: 18forewarneth them of the hatred and persecution of the world: 26and telleth them of the testimony which the Holy Ghost, and they also, shall bear to him.

1 I 1AM the true vine, and my Father is 2the husbandman.

2 1Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and 2every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 1Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 1Abide in me, and I in you. 2As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: 1He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for awithout me ye can do nothing.

6 1If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, 1ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 1Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; 2so shall ye be my disciples.

9 1As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: 2continue ye in my love.

10 1If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

11 1These things have I spoken unto you, that 2my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

12 1This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 1Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 1Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; 1for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

16 1Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and 2ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that 3whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

17 1These things I command you, that ye love one another.

18 1If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 1If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but 2because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, 1The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; 2if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21 1But all these things will they do unto you 2for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

22 1If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no acloke for their sin.

23 1He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24 1If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: 2but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

25 But this cometh to pass, 1that the word might be fulfilled that is written in 2their law, They hated me without a cause.

26 But 1when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

27 1And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.