The Vine and the Branches
1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes15:2 The Greek for he prunes also means he cleans. so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17This is my command: Love each other.
The World Hates the Disciples
18“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’15:20 John 13:16 If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’15:25 Psalms 35:19; 69:4
The Work of the Holy Spirit
26“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 27And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
Nokware Bobe No
1“Mene nokware bobe no, na mʼAgya ne okuafo no. 2Dua mman biara a ɛnsow aba no otwa kyene, na dua mman biara a ɛsow no, oyiyi ho na asow aba bebree. 3Me nsɛm a maka akyerɛ mo no ama mo ho afi dedaw. 4Montena me mu na me nso mentena mo mu. Dua mman biara ankasa rentumi nsow aba gye sɛ ɛfam ne dutan no ho. Saa ara nso na morentumi nsow aba gye sɛ mote me mu.
5“Mene bobe no; na mo ne dua mman no. Obiara a ɔte me mu na mete ne mu no bɛsow aba bebree; sɛ mokwati me a, morentumi nyɛ hwee. 6Obiara a ɔntena me mu no te sɛ dua mman a wɔatwa atow akyene a so nni mfaso; ɛwo a wɔboaboa ano de gu ogya mu hyew. 7Sɛ mote me mu na me nsɛm nso tena mo mu a, ɛno de, biribiara a mopɛ a mubebisa no wɔde bɛma mo. 8Wɔn a wɔyɛ mʼasuafo nokware mu no sow aba bebree de hyɛ mʼAgya anuonyam.
9“Sɛnea Agya no dɔ me no, saa ara na me nso medɔ mo, Montena me dɔ mu. 10Sɛ mudi mʼahyɛde so a mobɛtena me dɔ mu sɛnea madi mʼAgya ahyɛde so na ɛno nti ɔda so dɔ me no. 11Maka eyinom nyinaa akyerɛ mo sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubenya mʼanigye no bi na ama mo anigye awie pɛyɛ. 12Mʼahyɛde ne sɛ monnodɔ mo ho mo ho sɛnea medɔ mo no. 13Ɔdɔ biara nsen sɛ obi bewu ama ne nnamfonom. 14Sɛ mudi nea mehyɛ mo sɛ monyɛ no so a na moyɛ me nnamfonom. 15Memfrɛ mo nkoa bio, efisɛ akoa nnim nea ne wura yɛ. Mmom mefrɛ mo nnamfo, efisɛ maka biribiara a mete fii mʼAgya no nkyɛn akyerɛ mo. 16Ɛnyɛ mo na mpaw me; me na mepaw mo na memaa mo adwuma sɛ monkɔyɛ na monsow aba; aba a ɛbɛtena hɔ daa, Na biribiara a mode me din bebisa no, Agya no de bɛma mo. 17Eyi ne mʼahyɛde: Monnodɔ mo ho mo ho.
Wiase Tan Asuafo No
18“Sɛ wiase tan mo a, monkae sɛ me na ɛtan me kan ansa na ɛretan mo. 19Sɛ mote ase ma wiase a ɛno de wiase bɛdɔ mo sɛ wɔn a wɔyɛ ne dea. Nanso miyii mo fii wiasefo mu; ɛno nti monyɛ wiasefo bio; eyi nti na wiasefo tan mo no. 20Monkae asɛm a meka kyerɛɛ mo no: ‘Akoa nsen ne wura.’ Sɛ wɔtan me a, mo nso wɔbɛtan mo; sɛ wotie mʼasɛm a meka no a, mo nso wobetie mo. 21Esiane sɛ moyɛ me dea nti na wɔbɛtaa mo, efisɛ wonnim Onyankopɔn a ɔsomaa me no. 22Sɛ memmɛkaa asɛm biara nkyerɛɛ wɔn a anka wɔrenni bɔne ho fɔ. Afei de, wonni wɔn bɔne ho anoyi biara. 23Obiara a ɔtan me no tan mʼAgya nso. 24Sɛ manyɛ nnwuma a obiara nyɛɛ bi da no wɔ wɔn mu a anka wɔrenni bɔne ho fɔ; nanso wɔahu nea meyɛe, nso wɔtan me ne mʼAgya. 25Ɛsɛ sɛ eyi ba mu, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a nea wɔakyerɛw wɔ wɔn Mmara no mu a ɛka se, ‘Wɔtan me kwa’ no bɛba mu.
26“Mɛsoma ɔboafo a ɔyɛ nokware Honhom a ofi Agya no nkyɛn no aba mo nkyɛn na wabedi me ho adanse akyerɛ mo. 27Na mo nso mubedi me ho adanse, efisɛ me ne mo na ɛwɔ hɔ fi mfiase pɛɛ.”