The Holman Christian Standard Bible

John 15:1–16

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The Vine and the Branches

15 “I am y the true vine, and My Father is the vineyard keeper. Every branch in Me that does not produce fruit He removes, z and He prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce more fruit. You are already * clean a because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. b

“I am the vine; c you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, d because you can do nothing without Me. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown aside e like a branch and he withers. They gather them, throw them into the fire, f and they are burned. g If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. h My Father is glorified i by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be j My disciples.

Christlike Love

“As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Remain in My love. k 10 If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love. l

11 “I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. m 12 This is My command: Love one another as I have loved n you. 13 No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life o for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you * slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master p q is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. r I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask s the Father in My name, t He will give you. u

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