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Chapter Fifteen

I AM the True (not counterfeit) vine, and My Father the vine dresser is.
2 Every branch in Me that bears not fruit He takes away: and any that bears fruit, He purges it, that more fruit it may bring forth.
3 Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in Me, and I in you. Even as the branch is not able to bear fruit off itself, if not it abide in the vine; in this manner nor can ye, unless you abide in Me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing.
6 Unless a certain one abide in Me, that one is cast out even as a branch, and is dried up; and they are gathered, and are cast into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If you abide in Me, and these My Words in you abide, that in case you are resolved, you shall ask, and it shall come to be with you.
8 In this is exalted My Father, that much fruit you bear; and you shall begin to be My disciples.
9 As has Loved Me the Father, I also Loved you: continue in this My Love.
10 If My Commandments you diligently attend to, you shall abide in My Love; even as I have kept My Father's Commandments, and abide in His Love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, in order that this My joy may be in you and this your joy be complete.
12 This is My Commandment, That you Love one another, even as I have Loved you.
13 Greater than this Love no one has, that a certain one, set forth this breath of life, for the sake of their friends.
14 You are My friends, if you do what I Command you.
15 No longer I call you servants; for the servant percieves not what their master does: but I have called you Friends; because all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and established you, in order that you should lead yourself under and fruit bring forth, and this fruit your's should abide: so that what ever you might require of the Father in My Name, He will give you.
17 These things I Command you, that you Love one another.
18 If the world hate you, you know that Me before you it hated.
19 If of the world you were, the world might approve of its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 Remember the word that I said to you, Servant is not greater than their Master. If Me they have persecuted, also you they will persecute; if My saying they have kept, also yours they will keep.
21 But all these things will they do unto you on account of My Name, because they regard not Him that sent Me.
22 If not I had come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no outward showing (pretext, pretend covering) around their sin.
23 These that hate Me also hate My Father.
24 If I had not done the works among them which no one else did, they would not have had sin: but now indeed have they seen and hated even Me and My Father.
25 But that might be fulfilled the word that is written in the law, "They hated Me without a cause". (Psalm 35:19)
26 When is come the Counseler, whom I will send unto you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, which from the Father proceeds, He shall testify concerning Me:
27 And you also shall give testimony, because from commencement, with Me you have been.

Chapter One Chapter Eleven
Chapter Two Chapter Twelve
Chapter Three Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Four Chapter
Chapter Five Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Six Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Seven Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eight Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nine Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Ten Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One

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