John 15

I am the true vine; and my Father is the cultivator. Every branch in me, which yieldeth not fruits, he taketh it away: and that which yieldeth fruits, he cleanseth it, that it may yield more fruits. Ye henceforth are clean, on account of the discourse I have held with you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot yield fruits of itself, unless it abide in the vine; so also, neither can ye, unless ye abide in me. I am the vine, and ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, he yieldeth much fruit; for without me, ye can do nothing. And if a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a withered branch; and they gather it up, and cast it into the fire to be burned. But if ye shall abide in me, and my instructions shall abide in you, whatever ye shall be pleased to ask, it will be given to you. In this is the Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and ye will be my disciples. As my Father hath loved me, I also have loved you: abide ye in the love of me. 10 If ye shall keep my commands, ye will abide in the love of me, as I have kept the commands of my Father, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. 12 This is my command, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do all that I command you. 15 I no longer call you servants; because a servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you my friends; because, whatever I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you. 16 It is not ye that chose me, but I that have chosen you; and I have appointed you, that ye also should go and yield fruits, and that your fruits should continue; so that whatever ye may ask of my Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye should love one another. 18 And if the world hate you, know ye, that it hated me before you. 19 And if ye were of the world, the world would love what is of it. But ye are not of the world, for I have chosen you out of the world; for this cause, the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I spoke to you, That there is no servant, who is greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; and if they have observed my teaching, they will also observe yours. 21 But all these things will they do to you, on account of my name, because they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and discoursed with them, sin would not have been to them; but now there is no excuse for their sins. 23 He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not wrought before them works which no other person ever did, sin would not have been to them: but now they have seen, and have hated, both me and my Father; 25 so that in them will be fulfilled the word which is written in their law: They hated me, without a cause. 26 But when the Comforter shall come, whom I will send to you from my Father, that Spirit of truth who proceedeth from the Father, He will testify of me. 27 And do ye also testify; for ye have been with me from the beginning.
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