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.
2 He cuts off every branch that does not produce fruit in me, and he cuts back every branch that does produce fruit, so that it might produce more fruit.
2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit].
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
3 You are already clean because of what I've spoken to you.
3 You are already clean because of the word which I have given you [the teachings which I have discussed with you].
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
4 "Abide in me, and I will abide in you. Just as the branch cannot produce 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. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain 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.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who abides in me while I abide in him produces much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.
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.
6 Unless a person abides in me, he is thrown away like a pruned branch and dries up. People gather such branches, throw them into a fire, and they are burned up.
6 If anyone does not remain in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken off] branch, and withers and dies; and they gather such branches and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
7 "If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you can ask for anything you want, and you'll receive it.
7 If you remain in Me and My words remain in you [that is, if we are vitally united and My message lives in your heart], ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
8 This is how my Father is glorified, when you produce a lot of fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
8 My Father is glorified and honored by this, when you bear much fruit, and prove yourselves to be My [true] disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
9 Just as the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. So abide in my love.
9 I have loved you just as the Father has loved Me; remain in My love [and do not doubt My love for you].
10 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.
10 If you keep my commandments, you'll abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
10 If you keep My commandments and obey My teaching, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
11 I've told you this, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.
11 I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing.
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
12 "This is my commandment: that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
13 No one shows greater love than when he lays down his life for his friends.
13 No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends.
15 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.
15 I don't call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn't know what his master is doing. But I've called you friends, because I've made known to you everything that I've heard from my Father.
15 I do not call you servants any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you [My] friends, because I have revealed to you everything that I have heard from My Father.
16 (U)You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and (V)bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that (W)whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you.(R) I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask(S) the Father in My name,(T) He will give you.(U)
16 "You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. I have appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you.
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
17 This is what I command you: Love one another.
17 I am giving you these commandments so that you may love one another."
17 This [is what] I command you: that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
18 "If the world hates you, you should realize that it hated me before you.
18 “If the world hates you [and it does], know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
19 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.
19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as one of its own. But because you do not belong to the world and I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you.
19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love [you as] its own and would treat you with affection. But you are not of the world [you no longer belong to it], but I have chosen you out of the world. And because of this the world hates you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
20 Remember what I told you: "A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
20 Remember [and continue to remember] that I told you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
21 They will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.
21 But they will do all these [hurtful] things to you for My name’s sake [because you bear My name and are identified with Me], for they do not know the One who sent Me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
22 "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have any sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have [the guilt of their] sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
24 If I hadn't done among them the actions that no one else did, they wouldn't have any sin. But now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
24 If I had not done among them the works (attesting miracles) which no one else [ever] did, they would not have [the guilt of their] sin; but now [the fact is that] they have both seen [these works] and have hated Me [and continue to hate Me] and My Father as well.
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
25 But this happened so that what has been written in their Law might be fulfilled: "They hated me for no reason.'
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:
26 "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father the Spirit of Truth, who comes from the Father he will testify on my behalf.
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
27 You will testify also, because you have been with me from the beginning.
27 But you will testify also and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
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