John 15 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Weymouth New Testament (WNT) New International Version (NIV)
1 "I am the Vine--the True Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser. 1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2 Every branch in me--if it bears no fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
3 Already you are cleansed--through the teaching which I have given you. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4 Continue in me, and let me continue in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself--that is, if it does not continue in the vine--so neither can you if you do not continue in me. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who continues in me and in whom I continue bears abundant fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
6 If any one does not continue in me, he is like the unfruitful branch which is at once thrown away and then withers up. Such branches they gather up and throw into the fire and they are burned. 6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
7 "If you continue in me and my sayings continue in you, ask what you will and it shall be done for you. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
8 By this is God glorified--by your bearing abundant fruit and thus being true disciples of mine. 8 This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you: continue in my love. 9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
10 If you obey my commands, you will continue in my love, as I have obeyed my Father's commands and continue in His love. 10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.
11 "These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy in you, and that your joy may become perfect. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
12 This is my commandment to you, to love one another as I have loved you. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13 No one has greater love than this--a man laying down his life for his friends. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends, if you do what I command you. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
15 No longer do I call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because all that I have heard from the Father I have made known to you. 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.
16 It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
17 "Thus I command you to love one another. 17 This is my command: Love each other.
18 If the world hates you, remember that it has first had me as the fixed object of its hatred. 18 "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own property. But because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world--for that reason the world hates you. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
20 Bear in mind what I said to you, `A servant is not superior to his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 20 Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
21 But they will inflict all this suffering upon you on account of your bearing my name--because they do not know Him who sent me. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.
22 "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have had no sin; but as the case stands they are without excuse for their sin. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin.
23 He who hates me hates my Father also. 23 He who hates me hates my Father as well.
24 If I had not done among them, as I have, such miracles as no one else ever did, they would have had no sin; but they have in fact seen and also hated both me and my Father. 24 If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.
25 But this has been so, in order that the saying may be fulfilled which stands written in their Law, `They have hated me without any reason.' 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: 'They hated me without reason.'
26 "When the Advocate is come whom I will send to you from the Father's presence--the Spirit of Truth who comes forth from the Father's presence--He will be a witness concerning me. 26 "When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.
27 And you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the first. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.