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Listen to John 15

The Vine and the Branches

15“I am(A) the true vine,(B) and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,(C) while every branch that does bear fruit(D) he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.(E) 4Remain in me, as I also remain in you.(F) No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;(G) apart from me you can do nothing. 6If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.(H) 7If you remain in me(I) and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.(J) 8This is to my Father’s glory,(K) that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.(L)

9“As the Father has loved me,(M) so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you keep my commands,(N) you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.(O) 12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.(P) 13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.(Q) 14You are my friends(R) if you do what I command.(S) 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.(T) 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you(U) so that you might go and bear fruit(V)—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.(W) 17This is my command: Love each other.(X)

The World Hates the Disciples

18“If the world hates you,(Y) keep in mind that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you(Z) out of the world. That is why the world hates you.(AA) 20Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[b](AB) If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.(AC) If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21They will treat you this way because of my name,(AD) for they do not know the one who sent me.(AE) 22If I had not come and spoken to them,(AF) they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.(AG) 23Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24If I had not done among them the works no one else did,(AH) they would not be guilty of sin.(AI) As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law:(AJ) ‘They hated me without reason.’[c](AK)

The Work of the Holy Spirit

26“When the Advocate(AL) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father(AM)—the Spirit of truth(AN) who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.(AO) 27And you also must testify,(AP) for you have been with me from the beginning.(AQ)

Footnotes

  1. John 15:2 The Greek for he prunes also means he cleans.
  2. John 15:20 John 13:16
  3. John 15:25 Psalms 35:19; 69:4

Cross references

  1. John 15:1 : S Jn 6:35
  2. John 15:1 : Ps 80:8-11; Isa 5:1-7
  3. John 15:2 : ver 6; S Mt 3:10
  4. John 15:2 : Ps 92:14; Mt 3:8; 7:20; Gal 5:22; Eph 5:9; Php 1:11
  5. John 15:3 : Jn 13:10; 17:17; Eph 5:26
  6. John 15:4 : S Jn 6:56
  7. John 15:5 : ver 16
  8. John 15:6 : ver 2; Eze 15:4; S Mt 3:10
  9. John 15:7 : ver 4; S Jn 6:56
  10. John 15:7 : S Mt 7:7
  11. John 15:8 : S Mt 9:8
  12. John 15:8 : Jn 8:31
  13. John 15:9 : Jn 17:23, 24, 26
  14. John 15:10 : S Jn 14:15
  15. John 15:11 : S Jn 3:29
  16. John 15:12 : ver 17; S Jn 13:34
  17. John 15:13 : Ge 44:33; Jn 10:11; Ro 5:7, 8
  18. John 15:14 : Job 16:20; Pr 18:24; Lk 12:4
  19. John 15:14 : Mt 12:50
  20. John 15:15 : Jn 8:26
  21. John 15:16 : ver 19; Jn 13:18
  22. John 15:16 : ver 5
  23. John 15:16 : S Mt 7:7
  24. John 15:17 : ver 12
  25. John 15:18 : Isa 66:5; Jn 7:7; 1Jn 3:13
  26. John 15:19 : ver 16
  27. John 15:19 : Jn 17:14
  28. John 15:20 : S Jn 13:16
  29. John 15:20 : 2Ti 3:12
  30. John 15:21 : Isa 66:5; Mt 5:10, 11; 10:22; Lk 6:22; Ac 5:41; 1Pe 4:14; Rev 2:3
  31. John 15:21 : Jn 16:3
  32. John 15:22 : Eze 2:5; 3:7
  33. John 15:22 : Jn 9:41; Ro 1:20; 2:1
  34. John 15:24 : Jn 5:36
  35. John 15:24 : Jn 9:41
  36. John 15:25 : S Jn 10:34
  37. John 15:25 : Ps 35:19; 69:4; 109:3
  38. John 15:26 : Jn 14:16
  39. John 15:26 : Jn 14:26; 16:7
  40. John 15:26 : S Jn 14:17
  41. John 15:26 : 1Jn 5:7
  42. John 15:27 : S Lk 24:48; Jn 21:24; 1Jn 1:2; 4:14
  43. John 15:27 : S Lk 1:2
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