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John 15:1-17 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
2 He cuts off every branch that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 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 have already been pruned for greater fruitfulness by the message I have given you. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from 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 "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce 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 Anyone who parts from me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be 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 But if you stay joined to me and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted! 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
8 My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father." 8 This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 "I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. 9 "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
10 When you obey me, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father and remain 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 I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
12 I command you to love each other in the same way that I love you. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13 And here is how to measure it -- the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their 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 obey me. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
15 I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn't confide in his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 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 didn't choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. 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 I command you to love each other." 17 This is my command: Love each other.