The consolation and mutual love between Christ and his members, under the parable of the vine.
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away; and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he cleaneth it, that it my bring forth more fruit. John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:6 If a man abideth not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered: and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned. John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye may ask what ye will, and it shall be done to you. John 15:8 In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. John 15:10 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. John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and [that] your joy may be full. John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatever I command you. John 15:15 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. John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world.
John 15:18 If the world hateth you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you. John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:20 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. John 15:21 But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. John 15:23 He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which no other man hath done, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen, and hated both me and my Father. John 15:25 But [this cometh to pass], that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
The office of the Holy Ghost, and of the Apostles.
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he will testify concerning me. John 15:27 And ye also shall bear testimony, because ye have been with me from the beginning.