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.
Itacen inabi da kuma rassa
1“Ni ne kuringar inabi na gaskiya, Ubana kuwa shi ne manomin. 2Yakan sare kowane reshe a cikina da ba ya ’ya’ya, amma yakan ƙundume kowane reshe da yake ba da ’ya’ya, domin yă ƙara ba da ’ya’ya. 3Kun riga kun zama masu tsabta saboda maganar da na yi muku. 4Ku kasance a cikina, ni kuma zan kasance a cikinku. Babu reshen da zai iya yin ’ya’ya da kansa, dole yă kasance a jikin kuringar inabin. Haka ku ma, ba za ku iya ba da ’ya’ya ba sai kun kasance a cikina.
5“Ni ne kuringar inabin; ku ne kuma rassan. In mutum ya kasance a cikina ni kuma a cikinsa, zai ba da ’ya’ya da yawa; in ba tare da ni ba, ba za ku iya yin kome ba. 6Duk wanda bai kasance a cikina ba, yana kamar reshen da aka jefar yă bushe; irin waɗannan rassan ne akan tattara, a jefa cikin wuta a ƙone. 7In kun kasance a cikina kalmomina kuma suka kasance a cikinku, ku roƙi kome da kuke so, za a kuwa ba ku. 8Wannan ne yakan kawo ɗaukaka ga Ubana, ku ba da ’ya’ya da yawa, kuna kuma nuna kanku ku almajiraina ne.
9“Kamar yadda Uba ya ƙaunace ni, haka ni ma na ƙaunace ku. To, fa, ku kasance cikin ƙaunata. 10In kuka yi biyayya da umarnaina, za ku kasance a cikin ƙaunata, kamar dai yadda na yi biyayya da umarnan Ubana na kuma kasance a cikin ƙaunarsa. 11Na gaya muku wannan domin murnata ta kasance a cikinku, murnanku kuma ta zama cikakkiya. 12Umarnina shi ne, Ku ƙaunaci juna kamar yadda na ƙaunace ku. 13Babu ƙaunar da ta fi wannan, a ce mutum ya ba da ransa saboda abokansa. 14Ku abokaina ne, in kun yi abin da na umarta. 15Ba zan ƙara ce da ku bayi ba, don bawa bai san abin da maigidansa yake yi ba. A maimako in ce da ku abokai, domin na sanar da ku duk abin da na ji daga wurin Ubana. 16Ba ku kuka zaɓe ni ba, a’a, ni ne na zaɓe ku na kuma naɗa ku ku je ku ba da ’ya’ya-’ya’yan da za su dawwama. Uba kuwa zai ba ku duk abin da kuka roƙa cikin sunana. 17Umarnina ke nan. Ku ƙaunaci juna.
Duniya ta ƙi jinin almajirai
18“In duniya ta ƙi ku, ku san cewa ta fara ƙin na ne. 19Da ku na duniya ne, da ta ƙaunaci abinta. Kamar yadda yake, ku ba na duniya ba ne, na zaɓe ku daga duniya, shi ya sa duniya take ƙinku. 20Ku tuna da kalmomin da na yi muku cewa, ‘Ba bawan da ya fi maigidansa,’15.20 Yoh 13.16 In sun tsananta mini, ku ma za su tsananta muku. Da sun yi biyayya da koyarwata, da za su yi biyayya da taku ma. 21Za su yi muku haka saboda sunana, gama ba su san Wannan da ya aiko ni ba. 22Da a ce ban zo na yi musu magana ba, da ba su da zunubi. Yanzu kam, ba su da wata hujja a kan zunubinsu. 23Wanda ya ƙi ni ya ƙi ya ƙi Ubana ma. 24Da a ce ban yi ayyuka a cikinsu waɗanda babu wani da ya taɓa yi ba, da ba su da zunubi. Amma yanzu sun ga waɗannan ayyukan banmamaki, duk da haka sun ƙi ni sun kuma ƙi Ubana. 25Amma wannan ya faru ne domin a cika abin da yake a rubuce cikin Dokarsu cewa, ‘Sun ƙi ni ba dalili.’15.25 Zab 35.19; Zab 69.4
Aikin Ruhu Mai Tsarki
26“Sa’ad da Mai Taimako ya zo, wanda zan aiko muku daga wurin Uba, Ruhun gaskiya wanda yake fitowa daga wurin Uba, zai ba da shaida game da ni. 27Ku ma dole ku ba da shaida, domin kun kasance tare da ni tun daga farko.