THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
Jesus is the vine; his disciples are the branches—He discourses on perfect law of love—His servants have been chosen and ordained by him—World hates and fights true religion—Promise of the Comforter, the Spirit of truth.
the true avine
, and my Father is the husbandman.
in me that beareth not bfruit
he taketh away: and every branch
that beareth fruit, he cpurgeth
it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
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.
I am the avine
, ye are
the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without bme
ye can do nothing.
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.
If ye aabide
in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall bask
what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father aglorified
, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
As the Father hath aloved
me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
If ye akeep
my commandments, ye shall abide in my blove
; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that
might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye alove
one another, as I have bloved
hath no man than this, that a man lay down his blife
for his cfriends
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you afriends
; for all things that I have bheard
of my Father I have made cknown
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.
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
If the world ahate
you, ye know that it hated me before it hated
If ye were of the aworld
, the world would blove
his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
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.
But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had asin
: but now they have no bcloke
for their sin.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
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.
But this cometh to pass,
that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They ahated
me without a cause.
But when the aComforter
is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even
the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall btestify
And ye also shall bear awitness
, because ye have been with me from the beginning.