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.
Mũthabibũ na Honge
115:1 Joh 6:35; Thab 80:8-11“Niĩ nĩ niĩ mũthabibũ ũrĩa wa ma nake Baba nĩwe mũrĩmĩri. 2Rũhonge o ruothe rũrĩ thĩinĩ wakwa rũtaciaraga nĩarũtemaga akarweheria. Naruo rũhonge o ruothe rũrĩa rũciaraga nĩarũceehaga nĩguo rũciare maciaro maingĩ makĩria. 315:3 Joh 13:10; Aef 5:26Inyuĩ o na rĩu mũrĩ atheru nĩ ũndũ wa ũhoro ũrĩa ndĩmũheete. 4Ikaragai thĩinĩ wakwa na niĩ nĩndĩrĩikaraga thĩinĩ wanyu. Gũtirĩ rũhonge rũngĩciara maciaro rũrĩ rwiki; no nginya rũikare thĩinĩ wa mũthabibũ. O na inyuĩ mũtingĩciara maciaro mũtangĩikara thĩinĩ wakwa.
5“Nĩ niĩ mũthabibũ, na inyuĩ mũrĩ honge. Mũndũ angĩikara thĩinĩ wakwa na niĩ njikare thĩinĩ wake, nĩarĩciaraga maciaro maingĩ; tondũ mũtarĩ hamwe na niĩ mũtirĩ ũndũ mũngĩhota gwĩka. 6Mũndũ o wothe angĩaga gũikara thĩinĩ wakwa-rĩ, atariĩ o ta rũhonge rũrĩa rũteagwo rũkooma; honge icio nĩkũnganio ciũnganagio, igaikio mwaki-inĩ ikahĩa. 7Mũngĩikara thĩinĩ wakwa, nacio ciugo ciakwa ciikare thĩinĩ wanyu, hooyai o kĩrĩa gĩothe mũngĩenda, na nĩmũkũheo kĩo. 815:8 Joh 8:31Ũndũ ũrĩa ũngĩgoocithia Baba nĩ atĩ, mũciarage maciaro maingĩ nĩguo mwĩonanie mũrĩ arutwo akwa.
9“O ta ũrĩa Baba anyendete, ũguo noguo na niĩ ndĩmwendete. Rĩu-rĩ, ikaragai o wendo-inĩ wakwa. 1015:10 Joh 14:15Mũngĩathĩkĩra maathani makwa-rĩ, nĩmũrĩikaraga wendo-inĩ wakwa o ta ũrĩa niĩ njathĩkĩire maathani ma Baba na ngaikara wendo-inĩ wake. 11Ndamwĩra maũndũ macio nĩguo gĩkeno gĩakwa kĩgĩe thĩinĩ wanyu, nakĩo gĩkeno kĩanyu gĩkinyanĩre. 1215:12 Joh 13:34Rĩathani rĩakwa nĩ rĩĩrĩ: Endanagai inyuĩ ene, o ta ũrĩa niĩ ndĩmwendete. 1315:13 Joh 10:11; Arom 5:7, 8Gũtirĩ mũndũ ũrĩ wendo mũnene kũrĩ ũyũ, atĩ mũndũ no arute muoyo wake nĩ ũndũ wa arata ake. 1415:14 Ayub 16:20; Math 12:50Inyuĩ mũrĩ arata akwa, mũngĩĩka ũrĩa ndĩmwathĩte. 15Ndigũcooka kũmwĩta ndungata, tondũ ndungata ndĩmenyaga ũrĩa mũmĩathi areeka; no inyuĩ ndĩmwĩtĩte arata nĩgũkorwo maũndũ marĩa mothe ndĩĩrutĩte kuuma kũrĩ Baba nĩndĩmũmenyithĩtie. 1615:16 Joh 15:19; Math 7:7Ti inyuĩ mwathuurire, no nĩ niĩ ndamũthuurire, na ngĩmwamũra mũthiĩ mũgaciare maciaro, namo maciaro macio matũũre. Nake Baba nĩakamũhe kĩrĩa gĩothe mũkahooya thĩinĩ wa rĩĩtwa rĩakwa. 17Rĩĩrĩ nĩrĩo rĩathani rĩakwa: Endanagai.
Andũ a Thĩ Gũthũũra Arutwo
1815:18 Isa 66:5; 1Joh 3:13“Andũ a thĩ mangĩmũthũũra, menyai atĩ nĩ niĩ maambire gũthũũra. 1915:19 Joh 17:14Korwo mũrĩ a gũkũ thĩ, andũ a thĩ no mamwende ta mũrĩ ao. No rĩrĩ, inyuĩ mũtirĩ a gũkũ thĩ, no nĩndĩmũthuurĩte kuuma kũrĩ andũ a thĩ. Nĩkĩo andũ a thĩ mamũthũire. 20Ririkanai ũhoro ũrĩa ndamwĩrire atĩrĩ, ‘Gũtirĩ ndungata nene gũkĩra mũmĩathi.’ Angĩkorwo niĩ nĩmanyariirire, o na inyuĩ nĩmakamũnyarira. Angĩkorwo nĩmathĩkĩire ũrutani wakwa o na wanyu nĩmakawathĩkĩra. 2115:21 Isa 66:5; Joh 16:3Nao makaamwĩka ũguo nĩ ũndũ wa rĩĩtwa rĩakwa, nĩgũkorwo matiũĩ ũrĩa wandũmire.
2215:22 Joh 9:41“Korwo ndiokire ngĩmahe ũhoro, matingĩamenyire nĩ ehia. No rĩu matirĩ na kĩĩgwatio nĩ ũndũ wa mehia mao. 23Mũndũ ũrĩa ũũthũũrĩte, nĩathũũire Baba o nake. 24Korwo ndiĩkĩte gatagatĩ-inĩ kao maũndũ marĩa matarĩ mekwo nĩ mũndũ ũngĩ matingĩamenyire nĩ ehia. No rĩu nĩmonete ciama ici, no no maathũire na magathũũra Baba. 2515:25 Thab 35:19; 69:4No nĩgeetha kũhingio ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo Watho-inĩ wao atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩmathũũrire hatarĩ gĩtũmi.’
2615:26 Joh 14:17; 1Joh 5:7“Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Mũteithia agooka, ũrĩa ngaamũtũmĩra kuuma kũrĩ Baba, na nĩwe Roho wa ma ũrĩa uumaga kũrĩ Baba, we nĩakaheana ũira wakwa. 2715:27 Luk 24:48Na o na inyuĩ no nginya mũkaaruta ũira, tondũ mũtũũrĩte na niĩ kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria.