João 15

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch which in me giveth not fruits he taketh away; and that which giveth fruits he cleanseth, that more fruits it may give.

3 Now are you clean because of the word which I have spoken with you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot give fruits of itself if it abide not in the vine, so also cannot you, if you abide not in me.

5 I am the vine, and you the branches. Whoso abideth in me, and I in him, this produceth much fruits, because without me you cannot do any thing.

6 But if a man abide not in me, he is cast without, as a withered branch; and, gathering, they cast it into the fire to burn.

7 But if you abide in me, and my words abide in you, all whatever you will to ask shall be unto you.

8 IN this is glorified my Father, that much fruit you give, and be my disciples.

9 As my Father hath loved me, so I have loved you: continue in the love of me.

10 If my commandments you will keep, you shall abide in my love; as I have kept the commandments of my Father, and abide in his love.

11 These have I spoken with you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Love which is greater than this is not, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 You are my friends, if you do all that I command you.

15 No more I call you servants, for the servant knoweth not what doeth his Lord; but my friends have I called you; wherefore all that I have heard from my Father, I have made known unto you.

16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and placed you, that you also may go (and) yield much fruit; and your fruit shall remain, because all that you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give to you.

17 These I command you, That you love one another.

18 And if the world hate you, know that, before you, it hated me.

19 And if of the world you were, the world its own would have loved; but you are not of the world, for I have chosen you from the world; on which account the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word which I spake with you, That there is no servant who is greater than his lord. If me they have persecuted, you also will they persecute; and if my word they had kept, yours also would they keep.

21 But these all will they do to you on account of my name, because they know not Him who sent me.

22 If I had not come and spoken with them, they had not had sin; but now have they no pretext for their sins.

23 He who hateth me, my Father also hateth.

24 And if the works I had not done before their eyes which no other man hath done, they had not had sin; but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father;

25 that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law, They hated me undeservedly.

26 But when the Paraclete cometh, He whom I will send unto you from my Father, the Spirit of Truth, He who from my Father cometh forth, He shall testify of me.

27 You also testify, because from the beginning are you with me.