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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

John 14–16

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Chapter 14

Jesus Comforts His Disciples

1 aDo not let your heart be troubled; 1believe in God, believe also in Me.

2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for aI go to prepare a place for you.

3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, aI will come again and receive you to Myself, that bwhere I am, there you may be also.

4 “And you know the way where I am going.”

5 aThomas * said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?”

6 Jesus * said to him, “I am athe way, and bthe truth, and cthe life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Oneness with the Father

7 aIf you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you bknow Him, and have cseen Him.”

8 aPhilip * said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”

9 Jesus * said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? aHe who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

10 “Do you not believe that aI am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? bThe words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.

11 “Believe Me that aI am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise bbelieve because of the works themselves.

12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and agreater works than these he will do; because bI go to the Father.

13 aWhatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that bthe Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 “If you ask Me anything ain My name, I will do it.

15 aIf you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

Role of the Spirit

16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another 1aHelper, that He may be with you forever;

17 that is athe Spirit of truth, bwhom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

18 “I will not leave you as orphans; aI will come to you.

19 1aAfter a little while bthe world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; cbecause I live, you will live also.

20 aIn that day you will know that bI am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

21 aHe who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and bhe who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will cdisclose Myself to him.”

22 aJudas (not Iscariot) * said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened bthat You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?”

23 Jesus answered and said to him, aIf anyone loves Me, he will bkeep My word; and cMy Father will love him, and We dwill come to him and make Our abode with him.

24 “He who does not love Me adoes not keep My words; and bthe word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.

25 “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you.

26 “But the aHelper, the Holy Spirit, bwhom the Father will send in My name, cHe will teach you all things, and dbring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

27 aPeace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. bDo not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

28 aYou heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and bI will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because cI go to the Father, for dthe Father is greater than I.

29 “Now aI have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe.

30 “I will not speak much more with you, for athe ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;

31 but so that the world may know that I love the Father, 1I do exactly as athe Father commanded Me. Get up, blet us go from here.

Chapter 15

Jesus Is the Vine—Followers Are Branches

1 aI am the true vine, and My Father is the bvinedresser.

2 “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He 1prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.

3 aYou are already 1clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

4 aAbide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit 1of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he abears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

6 “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is athrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

7 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, aask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

8 “My aFather is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so 1bprove to be My disciples.

9 “Just as athe Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.

10 aIf you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as bI have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

11 aThese things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your bjoy may be made full.

Disciples’ Relation to Each Other

12 “This is aMy commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

13 aGreater love has no one than this, that one blay down his life for his friends.

14 “You are My afriends if byou do what I command you.

15 “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for aall things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

16 aYou did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bbear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that cwhatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

17 “This aI command you, that you love one another.

Disciples’ Relation to the World

18 aIf the world hates you, 1you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

19 “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but aI chose you out of the world, bbecause of this the world hates you.

20 “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘aA slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, bthey will also persecute you; if they ckept My word, they will keep yours also.

21 “But all these things they will do to you afor My name’s sake, bbecause they do not know the One who sent Me.

22 aIf I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have 1sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.

23 “He who hates Me hates My Father also.

24 aIf I had not done among them bthe works which no one else did, they would not have 1sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well.

25 “But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their aLaw, ‘bThey hated Me without a cause.’

26 “When the 1aHelper comes, bwhom I will send to you from the Father, that is cthe Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, dHe will testify about Me,

27 1and ayou will testify also, because you have been with Me bfrom the beginning.

Chapter 16

Jesus’ Warning

1 aThese things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from bstumbling.

2 1They will amake you outcasts from the synagogue, but ban hour is coming for everyone cwho kills you to think that he is offering service to God.

3 “These things they will do abecause they have not known the Father or Me.

4 “But these things I have spoken to you, aso that when their hour comes, you 1may remember that I told you of them. These things I did not say to you bat the beginning, because I was with you.

The Holy Spirit Promised

5 “But now aI am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘bWhere are You going?’

6 “But because I have said these things to you, asorrow has filled your heart.

7 “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the 1aHelper will not come to you; but if I go, bI will send Him to you.

8 “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;

9 concerning sin, abecause they do not believe in Me;

10 and concerning arighteousness, because bI go to the Father and you no longer see Me;

11 aand concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

13 “But when He, athe Spirit of truth, comes, He will bguide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

14 “He will aglorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.

15 aAll things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Foretold

16 aA little while, and byou will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and cyou will see Me.”

17 Some of His disciples then said to one another, “What is this thing He is telling us, aA little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because bI go to the Father’?”

18 So they were saying, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not know what He is talking about.”

19 aJesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, “Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’?

20 “Truly, truly, I say to you, that ayou will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but byour grief will be turned into joy.

21 aWhenever a woman is in labor she has 1pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a 2child has been born into the world.

22 “Therefore ayou too have grief now; but bI will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.

Prayer Promises

23 aIn that day byou will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, cif you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.

24 aUntil now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your bjoy may be made full.

25 “These things I have spoken to you in 1afigurative language; ban

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Or become My disciples

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Or They will have you excommunicated

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Or will remember them, that I told you

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