Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1"I AM THE LIVING GOD, The True Vine, and my Father is the vine dresser." 2"Every branch on me not yielding fruit he takes away, and that which yields fruit he purges that it may bring forth much fruit." 3"From now on you are purged because of the word which I have spoken with you." 4"Stay with me, and I am in you. Just as the branch cannot yield fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither do you unless you stay with me." 5"I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Vine, and you are the branches; whoever abides with me and I in him, this one brings forth much fruit, because without me, you can do nothing." 6"If a man does not abide with me, he is thrown away like a shriveled up branch, and they gather it, throwing it into the fire to burn." 7"But if you are abiding in me and my words will abide in you, everything whatsoever you desire to ask, it shall be done for you." 8"In this The Father is glorified, that you will bring forth much fruit and that you will be my disciples." 9"Just as my Father has loved me, even so I have loved you; continue in my friendship." 10"If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and I abide in his love." 11"I have spoken these things with you that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be perfect."
12"This is my commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you."
13"There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends."* 14"You are my friends if you will do all that I command you." 15"No longer do I call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master does, but I have called you my friends, because all that I have heard from my Father, I have taught you." 16"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." 17"These things I command you that you will love one another."
18"And if the world hates you, know that it hated me before you." 19"And if you had been from the world, the world would have loved its own; but you are not from the world, but I have chosen you from the world; because of this the world hates you." 20"Remember the word that I have spoken to you, that there is no servant greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also; if they have kept my word, they will also keep yours." 21"They will do all these things among you because of my name, because they do not know him who has sent me." 22"If I did not come speaking with them, they would have no sin, but now there is no covering for their sin." 23"Whoever hates me hates my Father also." 24"If I had not done the works in their sight which no other man had done, they would not have sin, But now they have seen and hated me and my Father also. 25That the word which is written in their law may be fulfilled: 'They hated me for nothing.' "
26"But when The Redeemer of the accursed comes, him whom I shall send to you from the presence of my Father, The Spirit of Truth, he who proceeds from the presence of my Father, he shall testify concerning me." 27"You also are testifying, who are with me from the beginning."