1"1I am the truevine, and My Father is the 2vinedresser.2"Everybranch in Me that does not bearfruit, He takesaway ; and every branch that bearsfruit, He aprunes it so that it may bearmorefruit.3"3You are alreadybcleanbecause of the wordwhich I have spoken to you.4"4Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branchcannotbearfruitcof itselfunless it abides in the vine, soneither can you unless you abide in Me.5"I am the vine, you are the branches ; he who abides in Me and I in him, he 5bearsmuchfruit, for apart from Me you candonothing .6"Ifanyone does not abide in Me, he is 6thrownaway as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.7"If you abide in Me, and My wordsabide in you, 7askwhatever you wish, and it will be done for you.8"My 8Father is glorified by this, that you bearmuchfruit, and so d9prove to be My disciples.9"Just as 10the Father has loved Me, I have alsoloved you; abide in My love.10"11If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love ; just as 12I have kept My Father'scommandments and abide in His love.11"13Thesethings I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your 14joy may be madefull.
12"This is 15My commandment, that you loveoneanother, just as I have loved you.13"16Greaterlovehasnoone than this, that one17laydown his life for his friends.14"You are My 18friendsif19you dowhat I command you.15"Nolonger do I call you slaves, for the slave does not knowwhat his master is doing ; but I have called you friends, for 20allthings that I have heard from My Father I have madeknown to you.16"21You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and 22bearfruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that 23whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.17"This24I command you, that you loveoneanother.
18"25If the worldhates you, eyou know that it has hated Me before it hated you.19"If you were of the world, the world would love its own ; but because you are not of the world, but 26I chose you out of the world, 27because of this the worldhates you.20"Remember the word that I said to you, '28A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, 29they will alsopersecute you; if they 30kept My word, they will keepyoursalso.21"But allthesethings they will do to you 31for My name'ssake, 32because they do not know the One who sent Me.22"33If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not havefsin, but now they havenoexcuse for their sin.23"He who hates Me hates My Fatheralso.24"34If I had not doneamong them 35the workswhichnooneelsedid, they would not havegsin ; but now they have bothseen and hated Me and My Father as well.25"But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their 36Law, '37THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.'26"When the h38Helpercomes, 39whom I will send to you from the Father, that is 40the Spirit of truthwhoproceeds from the Father, 41He will testifyabout Me,27iand 42you will testifyalso, because you have been with Me 43from the beginning.