1 I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.
2 He takes away every branch in me which has no fruit, and every branch which has fruit he makes clean, so that it may have more fruit.
3 You are clean, even now, through the teaching which I have given you.
4 Be in me at all times as I am in you. As the branch is not able to give fruit of itself, if it is not still on the vine, so you are not able to do so if you are not in me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches: he who is in me at all times as I am in him, gives much fruit, because without me you are able to do nothing.
6 If a man does not keep himself in me, he becomes dead and is cut off like a dry branch; such branches are taken up and put in the fire and burned.
7 If you are in me at all times, and my words are in you, then anything for which you make a request will be done for you.
8 Here is my Father’s glory, in that you give much fruit and so are my true disciples.
9 Even as the Father has given me his love, so I have given my love to you: be ever in my love.
10 If you keep my laws, you will be ever in my love, even as I have kept my Father’s laws, and am ever in his love.
11 I have said these things to you so that I may have joy in you and so that your joy may be complete.
12 This is the law I give you: Have love one for another, even as I have love for you.
13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends, if you do what I give you orders to do.
15 No longer do I give you the name of servants; because a servant is without knowledge of what his master is doing: I give you the name of friends, because I have given you knowledge of all the things which my Father has said to me.
16 You did not take me for yourselves, but I took you for myself; and I gave you the work of going about and producing fruit which will be for ever; so that whatever request you make to the Father in my name he may give it to you.
17 So this is my law for you: Have love one for another.
18 If you are hated by the world, keep in mind that I was hated by the world before you.
19 If you were of the world, you would be loved by the world: but because you are not of the world, but I have taken you out of the world, you are hated by the world.
20 Keep in mind the words I said to you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they were cruel to me, they will be cruel to you; if they kept my words, they will keep yours.
21 They will do all this to you because of my name–because they have no knowledge of him who sent me.
22 If I had not come and been their teacher they would have had no sin: but now they have no reason to give for their sin.
23 He who has hate for me has hate for my Father.
24 If I had not done among them the works which no other man ever did, they would have had no sin: but now they have seen, and they have had hate in their hearts for me and my Father.
25 This comes about so that the writing in their law may be made true, Their hate for me was without cause.
26 When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father even the Spirit of true knowledge who comes from the Father–he will give witness about me;
27 And you, in addition, will give witness because you have been with me from the first.
16:1 I have said these things to you so that you may not be in doubt.
2 They will put you out of the Synagogues: yes, the time is coming when whoever puts you to death will have the belief that he is doing God’s pleasure.
3 They will do these things to you because they have not had knowledge of the Father or of me.
4 I have said these things to you so that when the time comes, what I have said may come to your mind. I did not say them to you at the first, because then I was still with you.
5 But now I am going to him who sent me; and not one of you says to me, Where are you going?
6 But your hearts are full of sorrow because I have said these things.
7 But what I am saying is true: my going is for your good: for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
8 And he, when he comes, will make the world conscious of sin, and of righteousness, and of being judged:
9 Of sin, because they have not faith in me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to the Father and you will see me no more;
11 Of being judged, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12 I have still much to say to you, but you are not strong enough for it now.
13 However, when he, the Spirit of true knowledge, has come, he will be your guide into all true knowledge: for his words will not come from himself, but whatever has come to his hearing, that he will say: and he will make clear to you the things to come.
14 He will give me glory, because he will take of what is mine, and make it clear to you.
15 Everything which the Father has is mine: that is why I say, He will take of what is mine and will make it clear to you.
16 After a little time you will see me no longer; and then again, after a little time, you will see me.
17 So some of the disciples said one to another, What is this he is saying, After a little time, you will see me no longer; and then again, after a little time, you will see me? and, I am going to the Father?
18 So they said again and again, What is this he is saying, A little time? His words are not clear to us.
19 Jesus saw that they had a desire to put the question to him, so he said to them, Is this what you are questioning one with another, why I said, After a little time, you will see me no longer; and then again, after a little time, you will see me?
20 Truly I say to you, You will be weeping and sorrowing, but the world will be glad: you will be sad, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
21 When a woman is about to give birth she has sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she has given birth to the child, the pain is put out of her mind by the joy that a man has come into the world.
22 So you have sorrow now: but I will see you again, and your hearts will be glad, and no one will take away your joy.
23 And on that day you will put no questions to me. Truly I say to you, Whatever request you make to the Father, he will give it to you in my name.
24 Up to now you have made no request in my name: do so, and it will be answered, so that your hearts may be full of joy.
25 All this I have said to you in veiled language: but the time is coming when I will no longer say things in veiled language but will give you knowledge of the Father clearly.
26 In that day you will make requests in my name: and I do not say that I will make prayer to the Father for you,
27 For the Father himself gives his love to you, because you have given your love to me and have had faith that I came from God.
28 I came out from the Father and have come into the world: again, I go away from the world and go to the Father.
29 His disciples said, Now you are talking clearly and not in veiled language.
30 Now we are certain that you have knowledge of all things and have no need for anyone to put questions to you: through this we have faith that you came from God.
31 Jesus made answer, Have you faith now?
32 See, a time is coming, yes, it is now here, when you will go away in all directions, every man to his house, and I will be by myself: but I am not by myself, because the Father is with me.
33 I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.