Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

I no longer call you bondmen, because the bondman does not know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, because all things that I heard from my Father, I made known to you.

New American Standard Bible

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father.

International Standard Version

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.

American Standard Version

No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known unto you.

Amplified

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.

An Understandable Version

I do not call you slaves anymore, for a slave does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have told you everything that I heard from my Father.

Anderson New Testament

I no longer call you servants, because the servant knows not what his master does. But I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

Bible in Basic English

No longer do I give you the name of servants; because a servant is without knowledge of what his master is doing: I give you the name of friends, because I have given you knowledge of all the things which my Father has said to me.

Common New Testament

No longer do I call you servants, for a 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.

Daniel Mace New Testament

henceforth I do not treat you as servants; for the servant is unacquainted with his master's affairs: but I have treated you as friends; for what I have learnt of my father, I have communicated to you.

Darby Translation

I call you no longer bondmen, for the bondman does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things which I have heard of my Father I have made known to you.

Godbey New Testament

No longer do I call you servants; because the servant knows not what his lord is doing: but I have called you friends; because all things which I heard with my Father, I made known unto you.

Goodspeed New Testament

I do not call you slaves any longer, for a slave does not know what his master is doing, but now I call you friends, for I have made known to you everything that I have learned from my Father.

John Wesley New Testament

for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

Julia Smith Translation

I no more call you servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: and I have called you friends; for all which I heard of my Father I made known to you.

King James 2000

From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

No longer do I call you slaves, because the slave does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because everything that I have heard from my Father I have revealed to you.

Modern King James verseion

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master does. But I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Henceforth, call I you not servants: For the servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth. But you have I called friends: For all things that I have heard of my father, I have opened to you.

Montgomery New Testament

"I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have learned from my Father.

NET Bible

I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father.

New Heart English Bible

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 everything that I heard from my Father I have made known to you.

Noyes New Testament

No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things which I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

Sawyer New Testament

I no longer call you servants, for the servant knows not what his Lord does; but I have called you friends: for all things which I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

The Emphasized Bible

No longer, do I call you, servants, for, the servant, knoweth not what, his lord, is doing. But, you, I have called, friends, because, all things which I heard from my Father, made I known unto you.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I no more call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his master is doing: but I have called you friends because I have made known to you all things which I have heard of my Father.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I no longer call you 'servants,' because a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have given you the name of 'friends,' because I made known to you everything that I learned from my Father.

Webster

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 from my Father, I have made known to you.

Weymouth New Testament

No longer do I call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, because all that I have heard from the Father I have made known to you.

Williams New Testament

I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not know what his master is doing; I now call you friends, because I have told you everything that I have learned from my Father.

World English Bible

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn't know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

Worrell New Testament

No longer do I call you slaves; because the slave knows not what his lord is doing; but I have called you friends, because all things which I heard from My Father I made known to you.

Worsley New Testament

I no longer stile you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth: but I have called you friends; for whatsoever I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

Youngs Literal Translation

no more do I call you servants, because the servant hath not known what his lord doth, and you I have called friends, because all things that I heard from my Father, I did make known to you.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314
Usage: 314

not
οὐκέτι 
Ouketi 
οὐ 
Ou 
no more, any more, now not,
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 31
Usage: 1032

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764
Usage: 764

the servant
δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

his

Usage: 0

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐρέω 
Ereo 
Usage: 41

φίλος 
Philos 
Usage: 11

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

of
παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

γνωρίζω 
Gnorizo 
Usage: 21

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Images John 15:15

Context Readings

Christlike Love

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do as many things as I command you. 15 I no longer call you bondmen, because the bondman does not know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, because all things that I heard from my Father, I made known to you. 16 Ye did not choose out me, but I chose out you, and appointed you, so that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit may remain, so that anything whatever ye may ask of the Father in my name, he may give you.



Cross References

Genesis 18:17-19

And LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do,

Psalm 25:14

The friendship of LORD is with those who fear him, and he will show them his covenant.

Matthew 13:11

And having answered, he said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to those men it has not been given.

Luke 10:23

And having turning toward the disciples in private, he said, Blessed are the eyes that see what ye see.

2 Kings 6:8-12

Now the king of Syria was warring against Israel, and he took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.

Amos 3:7

Surely lord LORD will do nothing unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.

John 4:19

The woman says to him, Sir, I perceive that thou are a prophet.

John 8:26

I have many things to say and to judge about you. But he who sent me is true, and I speak to the world these things that I heard from him.

John 12:26

If any man serves me, let him follow me, and where I am, there my helper will also be. And if any man serves me, the Father will value him.

John 13:16

Truly, truly, I say to you, a bondman is not greater than his lord, nor is an apostle greater than he who sent him.

John 15:20

Remember the word that I said to you, A bondman is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.

John 17:6-8

I manifested thy name to the men whom thou gave me out of the world. They were thine, and thou gave them to me, and they have kept thy word.

John 17:26

And I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, so that the love that thou loved me may be in them, and I in them.

John 20:17

Jesus says to her, Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.

Acts 20:27

For I did not withdraw from declaring to you the whole plan of God.

Romans 16:25-26

Now to him who is able to establish you according to my good-news, and the preaching of Jesus Christ according to a revelation of the mystery that has been kept secret for eternal times,

1 Corinthians 2:9-12

But as it is written, What an eye has not seen, and an ear has not heard, and have not arisen in a heart of a man, are things that God prepared for those who love him.

Galatians 4:6

And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Ephesians 1:9

Having made known to us the mystery of his will according to his desire, which he purposed within himself

Ephesians 3:5

which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets.

Colossians 1:26

the mystery that was hidden from the ages and from the generations, but has now been made known to his sanctified.

Colossians 1:26

the mystery that was hidden from the ages and from the generations, but has now been made known to his sanctified.

James 1:1

James, a bondman of God and of Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, greeting.

James 2:23

And the scripture was fulfilled, which says, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness, and he was called a friend of God.

1 Peter 1:11

searching for what, or what kind of time the Spirit of Christ in them indicated, predicting the sufferings in Christ, and the glories after these things.

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, a bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received an equally precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

Jude 1:1

Jude, a bondman of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to the called, sanctified in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:

Revelation 1:1

The Revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave him to show his bondmen what must happen quickly. And he signified it, having sent by his agent to his bondman John

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