John 15 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2 Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear 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 You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide 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 abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much 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 a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and 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 abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever 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 my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples. 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, so have I loved you; abide in my love. 9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide 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, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 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, that you love one another as I have loved you. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay 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, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my 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 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to 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 This I command you, to love one another. 17 This is my command: Love each other.
18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 18 "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore 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 Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep 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 all this they will do to you on my account, 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 not have sin; but now they have no 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 the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have seen and 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 It is to fulfil the word that is written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.' 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: 'They hated me without reason.'
26 But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to 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 beginning. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.