Jesus is the vine; His disciples are the branches—He discourses on the perfect law of love—His servants have been chosen and ordained by Him—The world hates and fights true religion—He promises the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth.
1 I am the true avine, and my Father is the husbandman.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 aAbide 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.
6 If a man aabide 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.
8 Herein is my Father aglorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath aloved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your ajoy might be full.
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have achosen you, and bordained you, that ye should go and bring forth cfruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my dname, he may give it you.
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
18 If the world ahate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The aservant is not greater than his lord. If they have bpersecuted 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 unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had asin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They ahated me without a cause.
27 And ye also shall bear awitness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.