15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
15:2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
15:3 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.
15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine; neither can you, unless you abide in me.
15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches: He who abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
15:6 If a man does not abide in me, he is thrown away as a branch, and withers; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.
15:8 By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so prove to be my disciples.
15:9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you: abide in my love.
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
15:14 You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
15:15 No longer do I call you servants; for the servant does not know what his lord is doing: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: so that whatever you shall ask from the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
15:17 This I command you, that you love one another.
15:18 If the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you.
15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, because I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.
15:21 But all these things they will do to you for my name's sake, because they do not know him who sent me.
15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin.
15:23 He who hates me hates my Father also.
15:24 If I had not done among them the works which no other man has done, they would not have sin: but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
15:25 But this came to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
15:26 But when the Comforter comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:
15:27 And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.
16:1 These things have I spoken to you, that you should not stumble.
16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time comes when whoever kills you will think that he is serving God.
16:3 And these things they will do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
16:4 But these things I have spoken to you, that when the time shall come, you may remember that I told you of them. These things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
16:5 But now I go to him who sent me; and none of you asks me, Where are you going?
16:6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
16:7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; It is for your good that I go away: for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.
16:8 And when he has come, he will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
16:9 Of sin, because they do not believe in me;
16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you will see me no more;
16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
16:12 I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
16:13 Yet when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of his own accord; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall take what is mine, and shall show it to you.
16:15 All things that the Father has are mine: therefore I said that he shall take what is mine, and shall show it to you.
16:16 In a little while you shall not see me: and again, in a little while, you shall see me.
16:17 Then some of his disciples said among themselves, What is this that he says to us, In a little while you shall not see me: and again, in a little while, you shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?
16:18 Therefore they said, What is this that he says, A little while? we cannot tell what he is saying.
16:19 Now Jesus knew that they wanted to question him, and said to them, Do you enquire among yourselves about what I meant when I said, In a little while you shall not see me: and again, in a little while, you shall see me?
16:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
16:21 A woman, when she is in travail, has sorrow, because her hour has come: but as soon as she has delivered the child, she remembers the anguish no more, for joy that a child has been born into the world.
16:22 So also you have sorrow now: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and no man shall take your joy from you.
16:23 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, Whatever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
16:24 Until now you have asked for nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
16:25 These things I have spoken to you in parables: but the time comes when I shall no longer speak to you in parables, but I shall tell you plainly of the Father.
16:26 On that day you shall ask in my name; and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you:
16:27 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came from the Father.
16:28 I came forth from the Father, and have come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
16:29 His disciples said to him, Lo, now you speak plainly, and are not using a proverb.
16:30 Now we are sure that you know all things, and do not need any man to question you: by this we believe that you came forth from God.
16:31 Jesus answered them, Do you now believe?
16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yea, has now come, when you shall be scattered, every man to his own home, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
17:1 These words Jesus spoke, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you:
17:2 Since you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.
17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do.
17:5 And now, O Father, glorify me together with you; with the glory which I had with you before the world was.
17:6 I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world: yours they were, and you gave them to me; and they have kept your word.
17:7 Now they know that all things that you have given me are from you.
17:8 For I have given to them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came from you, and they have believed that you did send me.
17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for those whom you have given me; for they are yours.
17:10 And all mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I am glorified in them.
17:11 And now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep those whom you have given me in your own name, that they may be one, as we are.
17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those you gave me I have kept, and none of them has been lost, except the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
17:13 And now I come to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17:15 I do not pray that you would take them out of the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one.
17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17:17 Sanctify them in the truth: your word is truth.
17:18 As you have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified in the truth.
17:20 I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who shall believe in me through their word;
17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me.
17:22 And the glory which you gave me I have given to them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfectly one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me.
17:24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
17:25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known you, and these know that you have sent me.
17:26 And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it: that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.
18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the ravine of the Kedron, to where there was a garden into which he and his disciples entered.
18:2 And Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus often met there with his disciples.
18:3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
18:4 Then Jesus, knowing all that would come upon him, went forth, and said to them, Whom do you seek?
18:5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said to them, I am he. And Judas, who betrayed him, stood with them.
18:6 As soon as he had said to them, I am he, they drew back, and fell to the ground.
18:7 Then he asked them again, Whom do you seek? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
18:8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: therefore if you seek me, let these men go their way:
18:9 This happened so that what he had spoken might be fulfilled, Of those whom you gave me I have lost none.
18:10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
18:11 Then Jesus said to Peter, Put your sword into its sheath: the cup which my Father has given me, shall I not drink it?
18:12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,
18:13 And led him first to Annas; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest that year.
18:14 Now Caiaphas was the one, who gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
18:15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another disciple: that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the court of the high priest.
18:16 But Peter stood outside at the door. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought in Peter.
18:17 Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, Are you not also one of this man's disciples? He said, I am not.
18:18 Now the servants and officers who stood there had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
18:19 The high priest then asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his teaching.
18:20 Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I always taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews all come together; and I said nothing in secret.
18:21 Why do you ask me? ask those who heard what I spoke to them: they know what I said.
18:22 And when he had said this, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Is that how you answer the high priest?
18:23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why do you strike me?
18:24 Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
18:25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said to him, Are you not also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.
18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, a kinsman of the man whose ear Peter cut off, said, Did I not see you in the garden with him?
18:27 Peter denied it again: and immediately the cock crowed.
18:28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium: and it was early; and they themselves did not go into the praetorium, so they would not be defiled, but might eat the passover.
18:29 Pilate then went out to them, and said, What accusation do you bring against this man?
18:30 They answered and said to him, If he were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered him up to you.
18:31 Then Pilate said to them, You take him and judge him according to your own law. The Jews said to him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:
18:32 This was so the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke to signify what kind of death he should die.
18:33 Then Pilate entered the praetorium again, and called Jesus, and said to him, Are you the King of the Jews?
18:34 Jesus answered him, Do you say this of your own accord, or did others tell you of me?
18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you up to me: what have you done?
18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I should not be delivered up to the Jews: but my kingdom is not of this world.
18:37 So Pilate said to him, You are a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.
18:38 Pilate said to him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, I find no fault in him.
18:39 But you have a custom, for me to release someone to you at the passover: do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?
18:40 Then they all cried again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.
19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus, and scourged him.
19:2 And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
19:3 And came up to him and said, Hail, King of the Jews! and struck him with their hands.
19:4 Pilate went forth again, and said to them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that you may know that I find no fault in him.
19:5 Then Jesus came forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, Behold the man!
19:6 When the chief priests and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said to them, You take him and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.
19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself out to be the Son of God.
19:8 When Pilate heard these words, he was even more afraid;
19:9 And went again into the praetorium, and said to Jesus, Where are you from? But Jesus gave him no answer.
19:10 Then Pilate said to him, You do not speak to me? do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?
19:11 Jesus answered, You would have no power over me unless it was given to you from above: therefore he who delivered me to you has the greater sin.
19:12 And from then Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar's: whoever makes himself a king sets himself against Caesar.
19:13 When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
19:14 And it was the day of preparation for the passover, about the sixth hour: and he said to the Jews, Behold your King!
19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate said to them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
19:16 Then he delivered him to them to be crucified.
19:17 And they took Jesus and led him away, and he, bearing his cross, went forth to a place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha:
19:18 Where they crucified him, and two others with him, one on either side and Jesus in the middle.
19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
19:20 Many of the Jews read this title: for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Latin, and Greek.
19:21 Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, Do not write, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
19:22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
19:24 Therefore they said among themselves, Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be. This was so the scripture might be fulfilled, which says, They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. Therefore the soldiers did these things.
19:25 Now by the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
19:26 When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved, standing by, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!
19:27 Then he said to the disciple, Behold your mother! And from that hour that disciple took her into his own home.
19:28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, said in fulfillment of the scripture, I thirst.
19:29 Now there was a vessel full of vinegar set there: and they soaked a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon a hyssop branch, and held it to his mouth.
19:30 When Jesus received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.
19:31 Because it was the day of preparation, in order that the bodies would not remain upon the cross during the sabbath day (for that sabbath day was a high day,) the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
19:32 The soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was crucified with him.
19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they did not break his legs:
19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.
19:35 And he who saw it has borne witness, and his witness is true: and he knows what he says is true, that you also might believe.
19:36 For these things came to pass that the scripture should be fulfilled, Not one of his bones shall be broken.
19:37 And again another scripture says, They shall look on him whom they have pierced.
19:38 After this, Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him permission. Therefore he came and took his body.
19:39 And Nicodemus also came, who first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds' weight.
19:40 They took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been laid.
19:42 Because of the Jewish day of preparation, as the tomb was near at hand, they laid Jesus there.