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John 15 - Lighthouse Bible 2006

The Vine and the Branches

1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.

2. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purifies it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3. Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.

4. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine; no more can you, unless you abide in me.

5. I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.

6. If a man does not abide in me, he is thrown away as a branch, and withers; and men gather them, and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

7. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done for you.

8. In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.

9. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love.

10. If you keep my commandments, you 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 might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

12. This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

13. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14. You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

15. From now on I do not call you servants; for the servant does not know what his lord does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

16. You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

17. These things I command you, that you love one another.

The World Hates the Disciples

18. If the world hates you, you know 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 hates you.

20. Remember the word that I said to 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.

21. But all these things will they do to you for my name’s sake, because they do not know him who sent me.

22. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin: but now they have no covering for their sin.

23. He who hates me hates my Father also.

24. If I had not done among them the works that no other man did, they would not have had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

25. But this takes place, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

The Work of the Holy Spirit

26. But when the Comforter comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:

27. And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

The Lighthouse Bible

David A. Plaisted (Standard Copyright License)






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