As the Father loved Christ, who was most worthy, so he loved his disciples, who were unworthy. (E) 4 Remain in me, as I also remain 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. 5:2; 1 John 3:16 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. Now remain in my love.

And even fruitful branches need pruning; for the best have notions, passions, and humours, that require to be taken away, which Christ has promised to forward the sanctification of believers, they will be thankful, for them.

8By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.e

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. They have seen and hated: probably means that they have seen his works and still have hated; but the Greek can be read: “have seen both me and my Father and still have hated both me and my Father.” Works,that no one else ever did: so Yahweh in Dt 4:32–33. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 27And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.w. For John, the two roots seem synonymous and mean “to love”; cf. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before. The word of Christ is spoken to all believers; and there is a cleansing virtue in that word, as it works grace, and works out corruption. 16It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.l

of Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. The word philos is used here.

23Whoever hates me also hates my Father.s

There are synoptic parallels, predicting persecution, especially at Mt 10:17–25; 24:9–10. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father.

(F) No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. From a vine we look for grapes, and from a Christian we look for a Christian temper, disposition, and life.

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

14 # (Matt. We must honour God, and do good; this is bearing fruit.

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. 5I am the vine, you are the branches.

He speaks as about to give many things in charge, yet names this only; it includes many duties.18-25 How little do many persons think, that in opposing the doctrine of Christ as our Prophet, Priest, and King, they prove themselves ignorant of the one living and true God, whom they profess to worship!

(T) 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you(U) so that you might go and bear fruit(V)—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 4Remain in me, as I remain in you. 15. John 15. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He [] takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning. The branches of the vine are many, yet, meeting in the root, are all but one vine; thus all true Christians, though in place and opinion distant from each other, meet in Christ.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB’s) mission is to encounter the mercy of Christ and to accompany His people with joy. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. Jesus is presented as explaining the relationship between himself and his followers - seeking to model this relationship on his own relationship with his Father. If ye love me — As ye profess to do, keep my commandments — For that will be a surer test and more acceptable expression of your regard for me than all your trouble and concern at parting with me. (AG) 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.

If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. 3You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.b And the more fruit we bring forth, the more we abound in what is good, the more our Lord is glorified. 15I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing.

* [15:22, 24] Jesus’ words (spoken) and deeds (works) are the great motives of credibility. * [15:2] Takes away,prunes: in Greek there is a play on two related verbs. This is my commandment — This I especially enjoin you, whether as apostles or private Christians; that ye love one another — Cordially and constantly; even, if it be possible, with as great fervency and constancy, as I have loved you — So as to be ready to sacrifice your lives for each other, as I expose and give up mine for you. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. The name into which Christ's disciples were baptized, is that which they will live and die by. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek.

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

The Vine and the Branches. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no … * [15:26] Whom I will send: in Jn 14:16, 26, the Paraclete is to be sent by the Father, at the request of Jesus. Hawkin, D. J., “Orthodoxy and Heresy in John 10:1-21 and 15:1-17,” Evangelical Quarterly 47 (1975): 208-13.

As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. The Vine and the Branches. 15 I shall no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know the master's business; I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father. I am the true vine; and my Father is the husbandman.

* [15:6] Branches were cut off and dried on the wall of the vineyard for later use as fuel.