15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.
15:2 Every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
15:3 You are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
15:4 Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can’t bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me.
15:5 I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
15:6 If a man doesn’t remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
15:7 If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.
15:8 “In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.
15:9 Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love.
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love.
15:11 I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.
15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.
15:16 You didn’t choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
15:17 “I command these things to you, that you may love one another.
15:18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.
15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
15:20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant 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.
15:21 But all these things will they do to you for my name’s sake, because they don’t know him who sent me.
15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
15:23 He who hates me, hates my Father also.
15:24 If I hadn’t done among them the works which no one else did, they wouldn’t have had sin. But now have they seen and also hated both me and my Father.
15:25 But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law, ‘They hated me without a cause.’
15:26 “When the Counselor has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me.
15:27 You will also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.
16:1 “These things have I spoken to you, so that you wouldn’t be caused to stumble.
16:2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
16:3 They will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.
16:4 But I have told you these things, so that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you about them. I didn’t tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you.
16:5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
16:6 But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your heart.
16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away, the Counselor won’t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
16:8 When he has come, he will convict the world about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment;
16:9 about sin, because they don’t believe in me;
16:10 about righteousness, because I am going to my Father, and you won’t see me any more;
16:11 about judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged.
16:12 “I have yet many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now.
16:13 However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.
16:14 He will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine, and will declare it to you.
16:15 All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you.
16:16 A little while, and you will not see me. Again a little while, and you will see me.”
16:17 Some of his disciples therefore said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you won’t see me, and again a little while, and you will see me;’ and, ‘Because I go to the Father?'”
16:18 They said therefore, “What is this that he says, ‘A little while?’ We don’t know what he is saying.”
16:19 Therefore Jesus perceived that they wanted to ask him, and he said to them, “Do you inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you won’t see me, and again a little while, and you will see me?’
16:20 Most certainly I tell you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
16:21 A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn’t remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.
16:22 Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
16:23 “In that day you will ask me no questions. Most certainly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
16:24 Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
16:25 I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. But the time is coming when I will no more speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.
16:26 In that day you will ask in my name; and I don’t say to you, that I will pray to the Father for you,
16:27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
16:28 I came out from the Father, and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”
16:29 His disciples said to him, “Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.
16:30 Now we know that you know all things, and don’t need for anyone to question you. By this we believe that you came forth from God.”
16:31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?
16:32 Behold, the time is coming, yes, and has now come, that you will be scattered, everyone to his own place, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
16:33 I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.”
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