John 15:1-17 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.