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John 15:8-18 (New American Standard)

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8 "My 1Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so a2prove to be My disciples. 9 "Just as 3the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 "4If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as 5I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. 11 "6These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your 7joy may be made full.

Disciples' Relation to Each Other

12 "This is 8My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 "9Greater love has no one than this, that one 10lay down his life for his friends. 14 "You are My 11friends if 12you 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 13all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 "14You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and 15bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that 16whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 "This 17I command you, that you love one another.

Disciples' Relation to the World

18 "18If the world hates you, byou know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
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