Jesus the True Vine
1I AM the true vine; and my Father is the husbandman. 2Every branch in me, that beareth not fruit, he will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3Now you are clean by reason of the word, which I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I 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. 6If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you. 8In this is my Father glorified; that you bring forth very much fruit, and become my disciples. 9As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father's commandments, and do abide in his love. 11These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be filled.
12This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater Love Has No One Than This
13Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you. 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.
The Hatred of the World
18If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you. 19If 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. 20Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21But all these things they will do to you for my name's sake: because they know not him who sent me. 22If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. 24If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without cause.
26But when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me. 27And you shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning.