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John 15 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Jesus, the True Vine
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:1 - “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:2 - He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:3 - You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:4 - Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:5 - “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:6 - Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:7 - But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:8 - When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:9 - “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:10 - When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:11 - I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:12 - This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:13 - There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:14 - You are my friends if you do what I command.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:15 - I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:16 - You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:17 - This is my command: Love each other.
The World’s Hatred
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:18 - “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:19 - The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:20 - Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:21 - They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:22 - They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:23 - Anyone who hates me also hates my Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:24 - If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:25 - This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures[fn]: ‘They hated me without cause.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:26 - “But I will send you the Advocate[fn]—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:27 - And you must also testify about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry.
NLT Footnotes
Greek in their law. Pss 35:19; 69:4.
Or Comforter, or Encourager, or Counselor. Greek reads Paraclete.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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