“I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.
You are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can’t bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me.
I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me and I in him bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
If a man doesn’t remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
“In this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love.
I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.
If I hadn’t done among them the works which no one else did, they wouldn’t have had sin. But now they have seen and also hated both me and my Father.
“When the Counselor has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me.
You will also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.
They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away, the Counselor won’t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.