João 15

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

2 »He takes away the branches in me that do not bear fruit. He cleans every branch that bears fruit. That way it may bear more fruit.

3 »You are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

4 »Remain with me, and I with you. The branch cannot bear fruit by itself. It must remain on the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain with me.

5 »I am the vine and you are the branches. He that remains with me, and I with him, the same bears much fruit. You can do nothing apart from me.

6 »If a man does not remain with me, he is removed as a branch, and withers. They gather them and throw them into the fire where they are burned destroyedconsumed.

7 »If you remain with me, and my words remain with you, ask whatever you will, and it will be done for you.

8 »My Father is glorified when you bear much fruit. You will be my disciples.

9 »I love you just as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.

10 »If you obey my commandments you will remain in my love. I have obeyed my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.

11 »I spoke these things in order that my joy may continue with you and your joy may be made full.

12 »This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.

13 »No man has greater love then this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 »You are my friends if you do the things that I command you.

15 »I no longer call you servants for the servant does not know what the lord does. I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

16 »You did not choose me. I chose you and appointed you. You should go and bear fruit and your fruit should remain. Whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

17 »These things I command you, that you may love one another.

18 »If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.

19 »If you were of the world, the world would love its own. I chose you out of the world. The world hates you because you are not of the world.

20 »Remember the word I said to you. A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed my word, they will obey yours also.

21 »They will do all these things to you for my name’s sake. It is because they do not know the one that sent me.

22 »If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin. Now they have no excuse for their sin!

23 »He who hates me hates my Father also.

24 »If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would have no sin. They have seen and hated both my Father and me.

25 »This took place that the word written in the Law may be fulfilled: They hated me without a cause.

26 »I will send the helper from the Father, the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father to bear witness of me.

27 »You also bear witness because you have been with me from the beginning.«