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.
Yesu gwe Muzabbibu gwennyini
115:1 Is 5:1-7“Nze muzabbibu ogw’amazima, ate Kitange ye mulimi. 2Buli ttabi eriri ku Nze eritabala bibala aliggyako. Naye buli ttabi eribala ebibala, alirongoosa lyeyongerenga okubala. 315:3 Yk 13:10; 17:17; Bef 5:26Mmwe kaakano muli balongoofu olw’ekigambo kye mbagambye; 415:4 Yk 6:56; 1Yk 2:6mubeere mu Nze era nange mbeere mu mmwe. Ng’ettabi bwe litayinza kubala bibala ku bwalyo nga teriri ku muzabbibu, bwe mutyo nammwe temuyinza kubala bibala bwe mutabeera mu Nze.
515:5 nny 16“Nze muzabbibu, mmwe matabi. Buli abeera mu Nze nange ne mbeera mu ye oyo abala ebibala bingi. Kubanga awatali Nze temuliiko kye muyinza kukola. 615:6 nny 2Omuntu bw’atabeera mu nze asuulibwa ebweru ng’ettabi erikaze. Amatabi ng’ago bagakuŋŋaanya ne bagasuula ku muliro ne gaggya. 715:7 Mat 7:7Naye bwe munywerera mu Nze ne munyweza ebigambo byange, buli kye munaasabanga kinaabakolerwanga. 815:8 a Mat 5:16 b Yk 8:31Bwe mubala ebibala ebingi, muba bayigirizwa bange, ne Kitange, agulumizibwa.
915:9 Yk 17:23, 24, 26“Mbaagadde nga Kitange bw’anjagala. Noolwekyo munywererenga mu kwagala kwange. 1015:10 Yk 14:15Bwe munaagonderanga ebiragiro byange olwo munaabanga munyweredde mu kwagala kwange, nga nange bwe ŋŋondera ebiragiro bya Kitange ne mbeera mu kwagala kwe. 1115:11 Yk 17:13Mbategeezezza ebyo mulyoke mujjule essanyu lyange. Era essanyu lyammwe liryoke lituukirire. 1215:12 Yk 13:34Kye mbalagira kye kino nti mwagalanenga nga Nze bwe mbaagala. 1315:13 Yk 10:11; Bar 5:7, 8Tewali kwagala kusinga okw’omuntu awaayo obulamu bwe olwa mikwano gye. 1415:14 a Luk 12:4 b Mat 12:50Muba mikwano gyange bwe mukola bye mbalagira. 1515:15 Yk 8:26Olwo nga sikyabayita baddu, kubanga omuddu tamanya bifa ku mukama we. Kaakano mmwe muli mikwano gyange, kubanga mbategeezezza byonna Kitange bye yaŋŋamba. 1615:16 Yk 6:70; 13:18Si mmwe mwannonda! Wabula Nze nabalonda, mulyoke mubale ebibala ate ebibala eby’olubeerera. Olwo buli kye munaasabanga Kitange mu linnya lyange anaakibawanga. 1715:17 nny 12Kye mbalagira kye kino nti mwagalanenga.
1815:18 1Yk 3:13“Ensi bw’ebakyawanga mumanye nti yasooka kukyawa nze. 1915:19 a nny 16 b Yk 17:14Singa mubadde ba nsi, yandibaagadde, naye temuli ba nsi, kubanga nabalonda muve mu nsi, kyeva ebakyawa. 2015:20 a Yk 13:16 b 2Ti 3:12Mujjukire kye nabagamba nti, ‘Omuddu tasinga mukama we.’ Kale obanga Nze banjigganya era nammwe bagenda kubayigganyanga. Era obanga baagondera ebigambo byange n’ebyammwe balibigondera. 2115:21 a Mat 10:22 b Yk 16:3Ebyo byonna balibibakola ku lw’erinnya lyange, kubanga eyantuma tebamumanyi. 2215:22 Yk 9:41; Bar 1:20Singa sajja ne njogera nabo tebandibadde na musango. Naye kaakano tebalina kya kwewolereza olw’ekibi kyabwe. 23Buli ankyawa aba akyawa ne Kitange. 2415:24 Yk 5:36Singa saakola mirimu egitaakolebwa muntu yenna mu bo tebandibaddeko musango. Naye kaakano balabye emirimu egyo, n’okutukyawa ne batukyawa, Nze ne Kitange. 2515:25 Zab 35:19; 69:4Ekyawandiikibwa ne kiryoka kituukirira ekigamba nti, ‘Bankyayira bwereere.’
2615:26 a Yk 14:16 b Yk 14:26 c Yk 14:17 d 1Yk 5:7“Kyokka mmwe ndibatumira Omubeezi okuva eri Kitange, Omwoyo ow’amazima ava eri Kitange era alibategeeza buli ekinfaako. 2715:27 a Luk 24:48; 1Yk 1:2 b Luk 1:2Era nammwe mulinjulira, kubanga mubadde nange okuva ku lubereberye.”