15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away, and every one that bears fruit, he cleanses, that it may bear more fruit.
3 You are now clean, because of the word that I have spoken to you:
4 abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me.
5 I am the vine, you the branches. He that abides in me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.
6 If any one abide not in me, he is cast out as the branch and withers, and they gather it and throw it into the fire, and it is burned.
7 If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
8 In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
9 As the Father has loved me, I also have loved you: abide in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.
11 These things I have spoken to you that my joy may be in you and your joy may be fulfilled.
12 My commandment is this, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends, if you do what things I command you.
15 I no longer call you servants, because the servant knows not what his lord does; but I have called you friends, because An all things that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you that you may go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
17 These things I command you, that you love one another.
18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me first.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 Remember the word that I spoke to you: The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do to you on account of my name, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 He that hates me hates my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works that no other did, they would have had no sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without a cause.
26 When the Advocate has come, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me;
27 and you also shall testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.