John 15:1-17 DBY

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 a what ye will and it shall come to pass to you.

References for John 15:7

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

      References for John 15:8

        • ñ 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.
        • ò 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 d my Father I have made known to you.

          References for John 15:15

            • ó 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.