(O) 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. It has historically been a source of Christian teaching, Christological debate and reflection, and its images (particularly of Jesus as the vine) have been influential in Christian art and iconography. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name,(AD) for they do not know the one who sent me. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. A continuation of Christ's discourse to his disciples. 15I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 10If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.g, 11“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.h “I am the vine; you are the branches. Disciples are reminded of the love of the Father and the Son - the love of the Son for the disciples, and then indicted to 'love one another' in the same manner. Believers are branches of this Vine. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. (H) 7 If you remain in me(I) and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Hawkin, D. J., “Orthodoxy and Heresy in John 10:1-21 and 15:1-17,” Evangelical Quarterly 47 (1975): 208-13. 4 “Live in me. In order to fruitfulness, we must abide in Christ, must have union with him by faith. (P) 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. The Vine and the Branches. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 13 # Eph.

(E) 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you.

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law:(AJ) ‘They hated me without reason.’[c](AK), 26 “When the Advocate(AL) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father(AM)—the Spirit of truth(AN) who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. We must honour God, and do good; this is bearing fruit. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. 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. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 5:2; 1 John 3:16 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. The chapter concludes by warning disciples to expect persecution and promises the gift of the parakletos (paraclete or Holy Spirit). 12This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.i As the Father loved Christ, who was most worthy, so he loved his disciples, who were unworthy. The original text was written in Koine Greek. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 8By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.e 13* No one has greater love than this,j to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. All rights reserved. The identification of the vine as the Son of Man in Ps 80:15 and Wisdom’s description of herself as a vine in Sir 24:17 are further background for portrayal of Jesus by this figure. This verse has been particularly influential in debates concerning the nature of the Trinity and in the filioque disputes between Eastern and Western Christianity. All that love the Saviour should continue in their love to him, and take all occasions to show it. (AO) 27 And you also must testify,(AP) for you have been with me from the beginning.(AQ). The name into which Christ's disciples were baptized, is that which they will live and die by. 25But in order that the word written in their law* might be fulfilled, ‘They hated me without cause.’u, 26“When the Advocate comes whom I will send* you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.v

See notes on Jn 10:34; 12:34. * [15:26] Whom I will send: in Jn 14:16, 26, the Paraclete is to be sent by the Father, at the request of Jesus.

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. I have called you friends,* because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.k 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. 18“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.n John 15:1-8 New International Version (NIV) The Vine and the Branches. He cuts off every branch of me that doesn’t bear grapes. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. We must be fruitful.

(, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 23Whoever hates me also hates my Father.s If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 15. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Jesus, the True Vine. (L), 9 “As the Father has loved me,(M) so have I loved you. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (AI) As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.

All rights reserved worldwide. * [ 15:22 , 24 ] Jesus’ words ( spoken ) and deeds ( works ) are the great motives of credibility. The Vine and the Branches. 26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,(C) while every branch that does bear fruit(D) he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. ©2020 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Explore more inspirational selections here. These things I command you, that ye love one another. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. John 15 is the fifteenth chapter in the Gospel of John in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible.It is part of what New Testament scholars have called the 'farewell discourse' of Jesus.

Abide in me, and I in you. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. * [15:15] Slaves,friends: in the Old Testament, Moses (Dt 34:5), Joshua (Jos 24:29), and David (Ps 89:21) were called “servants” or “slaves of Yahweh”; only Abraham (Is 41:8; 2 Chr 20:7; cf. John 15. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Mk 14:25, “the fruit of the vine.”. * [15:25] In their law: law is here used as a larger concept than the Pentateuch, for the reference is to Ps 35:19 or Ps 69:5. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 3You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.b 4 Abide in me, and I in you. Make your home in me just as I do in you.