15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 aEvery branch in Me that does not bear fruit He 1takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear bmore fruit. 3 cYou are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 dAbide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, 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, bears much efruit; for without Me you can do fnothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, ghe is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words habide in you, iyou 2will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 jBy this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; kso you will be My disciples.
11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and nthat your joy may be full.
12 oThis is My pcommandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 qGreater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 rYou are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, sfor all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 tYou did not choose Me, but I chose you and uappointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father vin My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another.
18 w“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 xIf you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet ybecause you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, z‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. aIf they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But ball these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 22 cIf I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, dbut now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 eHe who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them fthe works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have gseen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, h‘They hated Me without a cause.’
26 i“But when the 3Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, jHe will testify of Me. 27 And kyou also will bear witness, because lyou have been with Me from the beginning.
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