15 I am the real vine, And my Father is the husbandman:
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh it away; And every one that beareth fruit He pruneth it, that more fruit it may bear.
3 Already ye are pure because of the word which I have spoken unto you:
4 Abide in me, And I in you. Just as the branch cannot be bearing fruit of itself, Except it abide in the vine So neither ye except in me ye abide.
5 I am the vine: Ye are the branches. He that abideth in me and I in him The same beareth much fruit; Because apart from me ye can bring forth nothing.
6 If one abide not in me He is cast out as the branch and withered, And they gather them,—And into fire they cast them And they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me and my sayings in you abide Whatsoever ye may be desiring ask! And it shall be brought to pass for you.
8 Herein was my Father glorified, That much fruit ye should bear And become my disciples.
9 Just as the Father loved me I also loved you: Abide ye in my love.
10 If my commandments ye keep Ye shall abide in my love,—Just as I the Father’s commandments have kept, And abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you That my own joy in you may be, And your joy may be made full.
12 This is my own commandment, That ye be loving one another, Just as I loved you.
13 Greater love than this hath no one, That his life one should lay down in behalf of his friends.
14 Ye are friends of mine, If ye be doing that which I am commanding you.
15 No longer do I call you servants, For the servant knoweth not what his lord is doing. But you I have called friends, Because all things which I heard from my Father, made I known unto you.
16 Not ye chose me, But I chose you and placed you, That ye should go your way and bear fruit,—And your fruit should abide: That whatsoever ye should ask the Father in my name he might give unto you.
17 These things I command you, That ye be loving one another.
18 If the world is hating you Ye are getting to know that me before you it hath hated.
19 If of the world ye had been The world of its own had been fond; But because of the world ye are not, On the contrary I chose you out of the world Therefore the world doth hate you.
20 Remember the word which I spake unto you: A servant is not greater than his lord. If me they persecuted you too will they persecute,—If my word they kept your own also will they keep.
21 But all these things will they do unto you on account of my name, Because they know not him that sent me.
22 Had I not come and spoken unto them Sin had they none; But now have they no excuse for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 Had I not done among them the works which no other had done Sin had they none; But now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But . . . that the word which in their law is written might be fulfilled—They hated me without cause.
26 Whensoever the Advocate shall come, Whom I will send unto you from the Father,—The Spirit of truth which from the Father cometh forth He will bear witness concerning me;
27 And do ye also bear witness, Because from the beginning ye are with me.