1 I am the genuine vine, and my father is the vintager. 2 every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he takes away: as for the branch that bears fruit, he prunes it clean, to make it more fruitful. 3 you are already clean by the instructions I have given you. 4 be attach'd to me, and I shall be so to you. as the branch cannot bear fruit of it self, except it be attach'd to the vine: so neither can you, except you continue attach'd to me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for independent of me ye can do nothing. 6 if a man abide not in me, he is cast away as withered branches that are gather'd up to be thrown into the fire, where they are burned. 7 if ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask what ye will, and you shall obtain it. 8 my father will be honour'd by your bearing much fruit, and you will have the honour of being my disciples.
9 as the father has loved me, and I have loved you: so do you persevere in your love to me. 10 your love to me will be in keeping my commandments: even as I love my father by keeping his commandments.
11 These things have I spoken to you, that you might have some present comfort, and that hereafter your joy might be compleat. 12 this is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 there cannot be greater love than that of a man, who lays down his life for his friends. 14 you will be my friends, if you do what I have commanded you. 15 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. 16 it was not you that chose me, but I that chose you, and establish'd you, that your travels may be fruitful, and your fruit be lasting: so that whatever ye shall ask of the father for my sake, he will give it you. 17 Above all I enjoin you, to love one another.
18 if the world hate you, consider that it hated me before it hated you. 19 if you were of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world does hate you. 20 remember what I told you, "the servant is not greater than his master." if they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have been spies upon my discourse, they will be so upon yours. 21 but all these things will they do unto you, out of hatred to my name, because they know not him that sent me. 22 if I had not appear'd, and inform'd them, they would have been innocent: but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 he that hateth me, hateth my father also. 24 if I had not done among them such works as no other ever did, they had been innocent: but though they have seen them, yet they hate both me and my father. 25 so that the passage is fulfilled that is written in their law, "they hated me without a cause."
26 but when the advocate is come, whom I will send to 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.