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John 15 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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I Am the True Vine

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:1 - “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:2 - Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:3 - Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:4 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:5 - I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:6 - If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:7 - If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:8 - By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:9 - As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:10 - If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:11 - These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:12 - “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:13 - Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:14 - You are my friends if you do what I command you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:15 - No longer do I call you servants,[fn] for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:16 - You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:17 - These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

The Hatred of the World

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:18 - “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:19 - If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:20 - Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:21 - But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:22 - If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin,[fn] but now they have no excuse for their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:23 - Whoever hates me hates my Father also.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:24 - If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:25 - But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:26 - “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:27 - And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
ESV Footnotes
Or bondservants, or slaves (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface); likewise for servant later in this verse and in verse 20
Greek they would not have sin; also verse 24

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