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John 15:13-23 (New American Standard)

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13 "1Greater love has no one than this, that one 2lay down his life for his friends. 14 "You are My 3friends if 4you do what I command you. 15 "No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for 5all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 "6You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and 7bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that 8whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 "This 9I command you, that you love one another.

Disciples' Relation to the World

18 "10If the world hates you, ayou 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 11I chose you out of the world, 12because of this the world hates you. 20 "Remember the word that I said to you, '13A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, 14they will also persecute you; if they 15kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 "But all these things they will do to you 16for My name's sake, 17because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22 "18If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have bsin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 "He who hates Me hates My Father also.
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