John Chapter 15
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1 The Consolation and mutuall loue betweene Christ and his members, vnder the parable of the vine. 18 A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world. 26 The office of the holy Ghost, and of the Apostles.
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is þe husbandman.
2 Euery branch in me that beareth not fruit, hee taketh away: and euery branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring foorth more fruit.2
3 Now ye are cleane through the word which I haue spoken vnto you.3
4 Abide in me, and in you: As the branch cannot beare fruit of itselfe, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye, except ye 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 doe nothing.5
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered, and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall aske what ye will, and it shall be done vnto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye beare much fruit, so shall ye bee my Disciples.
9 As the Father hath loued me, so haue I loued you: continue ye in my loue.
10 If ye keepe my Commandements, ye shal abide in my loue, euen as I haue kept my Fathers Commandements, and abide in his loue.
11 These things haue I spoken vnto you, that my ioy might remaine in you, and that your ioy might be full.
12 This is my Commaundement, that ye loue one another, as I haue loued you.12
13 Greater loue hath no man then this, that a man lay downe his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoeuer I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not seruants, for the seruant knoweth not what his lord doth, but I haue called you friends: for all things that I haue heard of my Father, I haue made knowen vnto you.
16 Ye haue not chosen me, but I haue chosen you, and ordeined you, that you should goe and bring foorth fruit, and that your fruite should remaine: that whatsoeuer ye shall aske of the Father in my Name, he may giue it you.16
17 These things I commaund you, that ye loue one another.
18 If the world hate you, yee know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would loue his owne: But because yee are not of the world, but I haue chosen you out of the world, therfore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said vnto you, The seruant is not greater then the Lord: if they haue persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they haue kept my saying, they will keepe yours also.20
21 But all these things will they doe vnto you for my Names sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come, and spoken vnto them, they had not had sinne: but now they haue no cloke for their sinne.22
23 He that hateth me, hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among thē the works which none other man did, they had not had sinne: but now haue they both seene, & hated both me & my father.
25 But this commeth to passe, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.25
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I wil send vnto you from the Father, euen the Spirit of trueth, which proceedeth from the Father, hee shall testifie of me.26
27 And ye also shall beare witnesse, because ye haue bene with me from the beginning.
John Chapter 15 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Mat.15. 13.
3 Iohn.13. 10.
5 Or, seuered from me.
12 Chap.13. 34. 1.thes. 4.9. 1.iohn 3.11.
20 Chap.13. 16. mat.10. 24.
22 Or, excuse.
26 Chap.14. 26. luke 24 49.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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