João 15

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

2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, he takes it away: and every [branch] that bears fruit, he cleanses it, that it may bear more fruit.

3 Already you{+} are clean because of the word which I have spoken to you{+}.

4 Stay in me, and I in you{+}. As the branch can't bear fruit of itself, except it stays in the vine; so neither can you{+}, except you{+} stay in me.

5 I am the vine, you{+} are the branches: He who stays in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit: for apart from me you{+} can do nothing.

6 If a man does not stay in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If you{+} stay in me, and my words stay in you{+}, ask whatever you{+} will, and it will be done to you{+}.

8 In this is my Father glorified, that you{+} may bear much fruit and may be my disciples.

9 Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you{+}: stay{+} in my love.

10 If you{+} keep my commandments, you{+} will stay in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and stay in his love.

11 These things I have spoken to you{+}, that my joy may be in you{+}, and [that] your{+} joy may be made full.

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

13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 You{+} are my friends, if you{+} do the things which I command you{+}.

15 No longer do I call you{+} slaves; for the slave doesn't know what his lord does: but 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, but I chose you{+}, and appointed you{+}, that you{+} should go and bear fruit, and [that] your{+} fruit should stay: that whatever you{+} will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it 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: but because 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{+}, A slave is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you{+}; if they kept my word, they will keep yours{+} also.

21 But all these things they will do to you{+} for my name's sake, because they don't know him who sent me.

22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but 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 which none other did, they had not had sin: but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.

25 But [this comes to pass], that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

26 When the Comforter has come, whom I will send to you{+} from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness of me:

27 and you{+} also bear witness, because you{+} have been with me from the beginning.