John

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.

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I aAM the true vine, and my Father is bthe *husbandman.

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cEvery branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and devery branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

c Mat. 15.13. Lu. 13.7; 3.9. Mat. 13.41,42. v.6. He. 6.8.
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eNow ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

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fAbide in me, and I in you. gAs the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

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I am the vine, ye are the branches: hHe that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for 1without me ye can do nothing.

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iIf 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.

i Ps. 1.4; 21.9,10. Mat. 3.10; 7.19. 2Ti. 3.13. Jude 12. Mat. 25.26,41; 13.40-42. He. 6.4-8; 10.26-31. 2Pe. 2.20-22. Re. 20.15; 21.8.
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If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, jye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

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kHerein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; lso shall ye be my disciples.

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mAs the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: ncontinue ye in my love.

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

o v.14. ch. 14.15,21,23. 1Jn. 2.5. Is. 42.1. ch. 10.17.
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pThese things have I spoken unto you, that qmy joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

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rThis is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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

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tYe are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

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

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vYe have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and wordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that xwhatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

x ch. 14.13,14. Is. 45.11. Mat. 7.7,11. 2Co. 3.5. Mat. 21.22. v.7.
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yThese things I command you, that ye love one another.

y v.12.
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zIf the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

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aIf ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but bbecause ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

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

c ch. 13.16. Mat. 10.24,25. Lu. 6.40. ch. 5.16,18; 7.32; 8.40,59; 9.22; 10.31,39; 11.46-57. Ac. 2-26. 1Th. 2.14,15.
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eBut all these things will they do unto you ffor my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

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gIf I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no 2cloke for their sin.

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hHe that hateth me hateth my Father also.

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iIf I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: jbut now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

j ch. 5-12. Mat. 4; 8-22. Lu. 4-20. ch. 3.2; 9.32.
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But this cometh to pass, kthat the word might be fulfilled that is written in ltheir law, They hated me without a cause.

l ch. 10.34.
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But mwhen 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:

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nAnd ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.