1 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in Me that bears not fruit, He taketh it away: and every one that bears fruit, He cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already ye are clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, unless ye abide in Me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abides in Me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit; because, apart from Me, ye can do nothing. 6 Unless one abides in Me, he was cast forth as a branch, and withered; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done to you. 8 In this was My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and become My disciples.
9 Even as the Father loved Me, I also loved you; abide in My love. 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.
11 These things have I spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12 This is My commandment, that ye love one another, even as I loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his soul for his friends. 14 Ye are My friends, if ye do what I command you. 15 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. 16 Ye did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye may love one another.
18 If the world hates you, ye know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love its own; but because ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, on this account the world hates you. 20 Remember the word which I spake to you, 'A servant is not greater than his lord.' 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 to you for My name's sake; because they know not Him Who sent Me. 22 "Had I not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 Had I not done among them the works which no other did, they would not have had sin; but now have they both seen and hated both Me and My Father; 25 but this they do, that the word may be fulfilled, which has been written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'