`I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman;
every branch in me not bearing fruit, He doth take it away, and every one bearing fruit, He doth cleanse by pruning it, that it may bear more fruit;
already ye are clean, because of the word that I have spoken to you;
remain in me, and I in you, as the branch is not able to bear fruit of itself, if it may not remain in the vine, so neither ye, if ye may not remain in me.
`I am the vine, ye the branches; he who is remaining in me, and I in him, this one doth bear much fruit, because apart from me ye are not able to do anything;
if any one may not remain in me, he was cast forth without as the branch, and was withered, and they gather them, and cast to fire, and they are burned;
if ye may remain in me, and my sayings in you may remain, whatever ye may wish ye shall ask, and it shall be done to you.
`In this was my Father glorified, that ye may bear much fruit, and ye shall become my disciples.
According as the Father did love me, I also loved you, remain in my love;
if my commandments ye may keep, ye shall remain in my love, according as I the commands of my Father have kept, and do remain in His love;
these things I have spoken to you, that my joy in you may remain, and your joy may be full.
`This is my command, that ye love one another, according as I did love you;
greater love than this hath no one, that any one his life may lay down for his friends;
ye are my friends, if ye may do whatever I command you;
no more do I call you servants, because the servant hath not known what his lord doth, and you I have called friends, because all things that I heard from my Father, I did make known 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.
`These things I command you, that ye love one another;