John 15:16
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New International Version
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
You did not choose Me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will remain--so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

Berean Literal Bible
You did not chose Me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and you should bear fruit, and your fruit should remain, so that whatever you might ask the Father in My name, He may give you.

New American Standard Bible
"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

King James Bible
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

International Standard Version
"You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. I have appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

NET Bible
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

New Heart English Bible
You did not 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you so that you also will go bring forth fruit and your fruit will remain, so that all you will ask my Father in my name, he will give to you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You didn't choose me, but I chose you. I have appointed you to go, to produce fruit that will last, and to ask the Father in my name to give you whatever you ask for.

New American Standard 1977
“You did not 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 ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

American King James Version
You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

American Standard Version
Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and have set you that ye should go and [that] ye should bear fruit, and [that] your fruit should abide, that whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name he may give you.

English Revised Version
Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Weymouth New Testament
It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye did not choose out me, but I chose out you, and did appoint you, that ye might go away, and might bear fruit, and your fruit might remain, that whatever ye may ask of the Father in my name, He may give you.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:9-17 Those whom God loves as a Father, may despise the hatred of all the world. As the Father loved Christ, who was most worthy, so he loved his disciples, who were unworthy. All that love the Saviour should continue in their love to him, and take all occasions to show it. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment, but the joy of those who abide in Christ's love is a continual feast. They are to show their love to him by keeping his commandments. If the same power that first shed abroad the love of Christ's in our hearts, did not keep us in that love, we should not long abide in it. Christ's love to us should direct us to love each other. He speaks as about to give many things in charge, yet names this only; it includes many duties.
Study Bible
No Greater Love
15No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything I have learned from My Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose Me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will remain — so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. 17This is My command to you: Love one another.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:7
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

John 6:70
Jesus answered them, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"

John 13:18
I am not speaking about all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the Scripture: 'The one who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'

John 14:13
And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 14:14
If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

John 15:5
I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.

John 15:7
If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:19
If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.

John 16:23
In that day you will no longer ask Me anything. Truly, truly, I tell you, whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
Treasury of Scripture

You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

have not.

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because …

John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?

John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture …

Luke 6:13 And when it was day, he called to him his disciples: and of them …

Acts 1:24 And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, which know the hearts of all …

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before God, even to …

Acts 22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen you, that you should …

Romans 9:11-16,21 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good …

1 John 4:10,19 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and …

ordained.

John 20:21-23 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be to you: as my Father has …

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

Isaiah 49:1-3 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD …

Jeremiah 1:5-7 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came …

Matthew 28:18,19 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Mark 16:15,16 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Luke 24:47-49 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to …

Romans 15:15,16 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in …

1 Corinthians 9:16-18 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity …

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, …

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, …

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved …

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the …

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher …

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the …

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order …

bring.

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall …

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall …

Isaiah 55:10-13 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns …

Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the middle of many people as …

Romans 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that oftentimes I purposed …

Romans 15:16-19 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

1 Corinthians 3:6,7 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase…

Colossians 1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth …

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

that your.

Genesis 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, …

Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until …

Psalm 78:4-6 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation …

Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare …

Zechariah 1:4-6 Be you not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, …

Acts 20:25-28 And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching …

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning…

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are …

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures…

Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, …

1 Peter 1:14-21 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the …

1 Peter 3:2,15 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear…

that whatsoever.

John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what …

John 14:13,14 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father …

John 16:23,24 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to …

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

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