The consolation and mutual love between Christ and his members, under the parable of the vine.
John 15:1 I, am the real vine, and, my Father, is, the husbandman. John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, He taketh it away; and, every one that beareth, fruit, He pruneth it, that, more fruit, it may bear. John 15:3 Already, ye, are, pure, because of the word which I have spoken unto you: John 15:4 Abide in me, and, I, in you. Just as, the branch, cannot be bearing fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, so, neither, ye, except, in me, ye abide. John 15:5 I, am the vine: Ye, are the branches. He that abideth in me and, I, in him, the same, beareth much fruit; because, apart from me, ye can bring forth, nothing. John 15:6 If one abide not me, he is cast out as the branch, and withered, and they gather them,and, into fire, they cast them, and they are burned. John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and, my sayings, in you, abide, whatsoever ye may be desiring, ask! and it shall be brought to pass for you. John 15:8 Herein, was my Father glorified, that, much fruit, ye should bear, and become my disciples. John 15:9 Just as the Father loved me, I also, loved you: Abide ye in my love. John 15:10 If, my commandments, ye keep, ye shall abide in my love,just as, I, the Father's commandments, have kept, and abide in his love. John 15:11 These things, have I spoken unto you, that, my own joy, in you, may be, and, your joy, may be made full. John 15:12 This, is my own commandment, That ye be loving one another, just as I loved you. John 15:13 Greater love than this, hath, no one, That, his life, one should lay down in behalf of his friends. John 15:14 Ye, are, friends of mine, if ye be doing that which, I, am commanding you. John 15:15 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. John 15:16 Not, ye, chose, me, but, I, chose you, and placed you, that ye should go your way and bear, fruit,and, your fruit, should abide: that, whatsoever ye should ask the Father in my name, he might give unto you. John 15:17 These things, I command you, That ye be loving one another.
A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world.
John 15:18 If, the world, is hating, you, ye are getting to know that, me, before you, it hath hated. John 15:19 If, of the world, ye had been, the world, of its own, had been fond; but, because, of the world, ye are not, on the contrary, I, chose you out of the world, therefore, the world, doth hate you. John 15:20 Remember the word which, I, spake unto you: A servant is not greater than his lord. If, me, they persecuted, you too, will they persecute,If, my word, they kept, your own also, will they keep. John 15:21 But, all these things, will they do unto you, on account of my name, because they know not him that sent me. John 15:22 Had I not come and spoken unto them, Sin, had they none; but, now, have they no, excuse, for their sin. John 15:23 He that hateth me, hateth, my Father also. John 15:24 Had I not done among them, the works, which, no other, had done, sin, had they none; but, now, have they, both seen and hated both me and my Father. John 15:25 But . . . that the word which, in their law, is written, might be fulfilledThey hated me without cause.
The office of the Holy Ghost, and of the Apostles.
John 15:26 Whensoever the Advocate shall come, Whom, I, will send unto you from the Father, The Spirit of truth, which, from the Father, cometh forth, He, will bear witness concerning me; John 15:27 And do, ye also, bear witness, because, from the beginning, ye are, with me,