THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
John 15 ©
1 Christ compares Himself to a vine, and His disciples to the branches, which, abiding in Him, bring forth much fruit by Him. 9 Testifies His singular love towards them, and exhorts them to keep His commandments, and to mutual love. 13 Which love of His He therefore shows that He lays down His life for them. 14 And calls them His friends and chosen. 18 Comforts them against the hatred of the world with His own example. 21 Shows that by His word and works, all pretense of excuse is taken from the Jews. 26 And that the Holy Ghost shall bear witness of Him, and likewise His apostles.
I1 AM the true vine, and my Father is the 2husbandman.
3Everya branch in me that beareth not 4fruit he 5taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he 6purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Nowb ye are 7clean through the word which I have 8spoken unto you.
9Abide in me, and 10I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit 11of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for 12without me ye can do 13nothing.
Ifc a man abide not in me, hed is 14cast forth as 15a branch, and 16is withered; and men 17gather them, and cast them into the 18fire, and they are burned.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide 19in you, ye shall 20aske21what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much 22fruit; so shall ye 23be my disciples.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in 24my love.
Iff ye 25keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that 26my joy might 27remain in you, and that 28your joy might be 29full.
Thisg is my 30commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greaterh love hath no man than this, that a man 31lay down 32his life for his friends.
33Yei are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I 34call you not servants; for the servant 35knoweth not what his lord 36doeth: but I have called you friends; forj all things that I have 37heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Yek have not 38chosen me, but I have 39chosen you, and 40ordained you, thatl ye should 41go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that 42whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
These things I command you, 43that ye love one another.
Ifm44the world hate you, 45ye know that it hated me 46before it hated you.
Ifn ye were 47of the world, the world would love 48his own: but because ye are not 49of the world, but I have 50chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I 51said unto you, Theo servant is not greater than his lord. Ifp they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Butq all 52these things will they do unto you 53for my name's sake, because they know not him 54that sent me.
Ifr I had not come and spoken unto them, they had 55not had sin: but now they have 56no cloke for their sin.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
Ifs I had not done among them 57the works which 58none other man did, they had 59not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their 60law, Theyt hated me 61without a cause.
Butu when the Comforter is come, whomv62I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which 63proceedeth from the Father, he shall 64testify of me:
Andw ye also shall bear 65witness, because ye have been with me from the 66beginning.