1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 [As to] every branch in me not bearing fruit, he takes it away; and [as to] every one bearing fruit, he purges it that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Ye are already clean by reason of the word which I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abide in the vine, thus neither [can] ye unless ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches. He that abides in me and I in him, *he* bears much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.
6 Unless any one abide in me he is cast out as the branch, and is dried up; and they gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall come to pass to you.

References for John 15:7

    • a 15:7 - Aiteo: see Note a, ch. 14.16.
      8 In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and ye shall become disciples of mine.

      References for John 15:8

        • b 15:8 - 'In this' refers to what follows: no one, I think, can be familiar with John's writings and doubt it. Thus the Father is glorified and they become disciples of his.
        • c 15:8 - Perhaps more exactly, 'In this will my Father have been glorified that ye have borne much fruit, and ye will have become,' &c.
          9 As the Father has loved me, I also have loved you: abide in my love.
          10 If ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
          11 I have spoken these things to you that my joy may be in you, and your joy be full.
          12 This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.
          13 No one has greater love than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends.
          14 Ye are my friends if ye practise whatever I command you.
          15 I call you no longer bondmen, for the bondman does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things which I have heard of my Father I have made known to you.

          References for John 15:15

            • d 15:15 - Para with gen.: see Note a, ch. 6.45.
              16 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.
              17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
              18 If the world hate you, know that it has hated me before you.

              References for John 15:18

                • e 15:18 - Or 'ye know;' objective knowledge.
                  19 If ye were of the world, the world would love its own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, on account of this the world hates you.
                  20 Remember the word which I said unto you, The bondman 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 also yours.

                  References for John 15:20

                    • f 15:20 - Doulos: see Note, Matt. 10.24.
                      21 But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they have not known him that sent me.
                      22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
                      23 He that hates me hates also my Father.
                      24 If I had not done among them the works which no other one has done, they had not had sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.
                      25 But that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, They hated me without a cause.

                      References for John 15:25

                        • g 15:25 - 'Gratuitously,' 'freely,' 'for nothing,' Ps. 35.19 and 69.4.
                          26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes forth from with the Father, *he* shall bear witness concerning me;

                          References for John 15:26

                            • h 15:26 - Para with gen.: see Note d, ch. 1.14.
                              27 and ye too bear witness, because ye are with me from [the] beginning.