John 15:8-18 NIV

8 This is to my Father's glory,1 that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.2

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9 "As the Father has loved me,3 so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

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10 If you obey my commands,4 you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.

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11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.5

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12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.6

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13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.7

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14 You are my friends8 if you do what I command.9

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15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.10

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16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you11 to go and bear fruit12--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.13

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      17 This is my command: Love each other.14

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          The World Hates the Disciples

          18 "If the world hates you,15 keep in mind that it hated me first.

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