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Joh 15:1 “I am the real vine, and my Father is the gardener.
Joh 15:2 Every branch which is part of me but fails to bear fruit, he cuts off; and every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes, so that it may bear more fruit.
Joh 15:3 Right now, because of the word which I have spoken to you, you are pruned.
Joh 15:4 Stay united with me, as I will with you — for just as the branch can’t put forth fruit by itself apart from the vine, so you can’t bear fruit apart from me.
Joh 15:5 “I am the vine and you are the branches. Those who stay united with me, and I with them, are the ones who bear much fruit; because apart from me you can’t do a thing.
Joh 15:6 Unless a person remains united with me, he is thrown away like a branch and dries up. Such branches are gathered and thrown into the fire, where they are burned up.
Joh 15:7 “If you remain united with me, and my words with you, then ask whatever you want, and it will happen for you.
Joh 15:8 This is how my Father is glorified — in your bearing much fruit; this is how you will prove to be my talmidim.
Joh 15:9 “Just as my Father has loved me, I too have loved you; so stay in my love.
Joh 15:10 If you keep my commands, you will stay in my love — just as I have kept my Father’s commands and stay in his love.
Joh 15:11 I have said this to you so that my joy may be in you, and your joy be complete.
Joh 15:12 “This is my command: that you keep on loving each other just as I have loved you.
Joh 15:13 No one has greater love than a person who lays down his life for his friends.
Joh 15:14 You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
Joh 15:15 I no longer call you slaves, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is about; but I have called you friends, because everything I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Joh 15:16 You did not choose me, I chose you; and I have commissioned you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that whatever you ask from the Father in my name he may give you.
Joh 15:17 This is what I command you: keep loving each other!
Joh 15:18 “If the world hates you, understand that it hated me first.
Joh 15:19 If you belonged to the world, the world would have loved its own. But because you do not belong to the world — on the contrary, I have picked you out of the world — therefore the world hates you.
Joh 15:20 Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you too; if they kept my word, they will keep yours too.
Joh 15:21 But they will do all this to you on my account, because they don’t know the One who sent me.
Joh 15:22 “If I had not come and spoken to them, they wouldn’t be guilty of sin; but now, they have no excuse for their sin.
Joh 15:23 Whoever hates me hates my Father also.
Joh 15:24 If I had not done in their presence works which no one else ever did, they would not be guilty of sin; but now, they have seen them and have hated both me and my Father.
Joh 15:25 But this has happened in order to fulfill the words in their Torah which read, ‘They hated me for no reason at all.’
Joh 15:26 “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send you from the Father — the Spirit of Truth, who keeps going out from the Father — he will testify on my behalf.
Joh 15:27 And you testify too, because you have been with me from the outset.
These are the words of Yeshua the Messiah.