John 15:16
Good News Translation
You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him in my name.

Contemporary English Version
You did not choose me. I chose you and sent you out to produce fruit, the kind of fruit that will last. Then my Father will give you whatever you ask for in my name.

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.

New American Bible
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

have not.

John 15:19 If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

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 may be fulfilled: He that eateth bread with me shall lift up his heel against me,

Luke 6:13 And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples: and he chose twelve of them (whom also he named apostles):

Acts 1:24 And praying, they said: Thou, Lord, who knowest the heart of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Acts 9:15 And the Lord said to him: Go thy way: for this man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but to witnesses preordained by God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him, after he arose again from the dead.

Acts 22:14 But he said: The God of our fathers hath preordained thee that thou shouldst know his will and see the Just One and shouldst hear the voice from his mouth.

Romans 9:11-16,21 For when the children were not yet born, nor had done any good or evil (that the purpose of God according to election might stand): . . .

1 John 4:10,19 In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because he hath first loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins. . . .

ordained.

John 20:21-23 He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. . . .

John 21:15-17 When therefore they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith to him: Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith to him: Feed my lambs. . . .

Isaiah 49:1-3 Give ear, ye islands, and hearken, ye people from afar. The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful of my name. . . .

Jeremiah 1:5-7 Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations. . . .

Matthew 28:18,19 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. . . .

Mark 16:15,16 And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature. . . .

Luke 24:47-49 And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. . . .

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth.

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith, in all nations, for his name:

Romans 15:15,16 But I have written to you, brethren, more boldly in some sort, as it were putting you in mind, because of the grace which is given me from God, . . .

1 Corinthians 9:16-18 For if I preach the gospel, it is no glory to me: for a necessity lieth upon me. For woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel. . . .

Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased him who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace,

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which God hath prepared that we should walk in them.

Colossians 1:23 If so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and immoveable from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, which is preached in all the creation that is under heaven: whereof I Paul am made a minister.

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher and an apostle (I say the truth, I lie not), a doctor of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

2 Timothy 1:11 Wherein I am appointed a preacher and an apostle and teacher of the Gentiles.

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men who shall be fit to teach others also.

Titus 1:5 For this cause I left thee in Crete: that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting and shouldest ordain priests in every city, as I also appointed thee:

bring.

John 15:8 In this is my Father glorified: that you bring forth very much fruit and become my disciples.

Proverbs 11:30 If the just man receive in the earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner.

Isaiah 27:6 When they shall rush in unto Jacob, Israel shall blossom and bud, and they shall fill the face of the world with seed.

Isaiah 55:10-13 And as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return no more thither, but soak the earth, and water it, and make it to spring, and give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: . . .

Micah 5:7 And they shall feed the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nemrod with the spears thereof: and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian when he shall come into our land, and when he shall tread in our borders.

Romans 1:13 And I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that I have often purposed to come unto you (and have been hindered hitherto) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Romans 15:16-19 That I should be the minister of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles: sanctifying the gospel of God, that the oblation of the Gentiles may be made acceptable and sanctified in the Holy Ghost. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:6,7 I have planted, Apollo watered: but God gave the increase. . . .

Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as also it is in the whole world and bringeth forth fruit and groweth, even as it doth in you, since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth.

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

that your.

Genesis 18:18 Seeing he shall become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed?

Psalm 71:18 And unto old age and grey hairs: O God, forsake me not, Until I shew forth thy arm to all the generation that is to come: Thy power,

Psalm 78:4-6 They have not been hidden from their children, in another generation. Declaring the praises of the Lord, and his powers, and his wonders which he hath done. . . .

Psalm 145:4 Generation and generation shall praise thy works: and they shall declare thy power.

Zechariah 1:4-6 Be not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Turn ye from your evil ways, and from your wicked thoughts: but they did not give ear, neither did they hearken to me, saith the Lord. . . .

Acts 20:25-28 And now behold, I know that all you, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. . . .

Romans 15:4 For what things soever were written were written for our learning: that, through patience and the comfort of the scriptures, we might have hope.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened to them in figure: and they are written for our correction, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus. . . .

Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice exceeding that of Cain, by which he obtained a testimony that he was just, God giving testimony to his gifts. And by it he being dead yet speaketh.

1 Peter 1:14-21 As children of obedience, not fashioned according to the former desires of your ignorance, . . .

1 Peter 3:2,15 Considering your chaste conversation with fear. . . .

that whatsoever.

John 15:7 If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will: and it shall be done unto you.

John 14:13,14 Because I go to the Father: and whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do: that the Father may be glorified in the Son. . . .

John 16:23,24 And in that day you shall not ask me any thing. Amen, amen, I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you. . . .

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

Context
No Greater Love
15I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends. because all things, whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you. 16You 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. 17These things I command you, that you love one another.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.

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 may be fulfilled: He that eateth bread with me shall lift up his heel against me,

John 14:13
Because I go to the Father: and whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do: that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 14:14
If you shall ask me any thing in my name, that I will do.

John 15:5
I am the vine: you the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.

John 15:7
If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will: and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:19
If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

John 16:23
And in that day you shall not ask me any thing. Amen, amen, I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you.

Romans 1:13
And I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that I have often purposed to come unto you (and have been hindered hitherto) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.

Additional Translations
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.
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