Bible: John 13:18-15:27

The Announcement of Jesus’ Betrayal

13:18What I am saying does not refer to all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture, 1 The one who eats my bread 2  has turned against me.’ 3  13:19 I am telling you this now, 4  before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe 5  that I am he. 6  13:20 I tell you the solemn truth, 7  whoever accepts 8  the one I send accepts me, and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” 9 

13:21 When he had said these things, Jesus was greatly distressed 10  in spirit, and testified, 11 I tell you the solemn truth, 12  one of you will betray me.” 13  13:22 The disciples began to look at one another, worried and perplexed 14  to know which of them he was talking about. 13:23 One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, 15  was at the table 16  to the right of Jesus in a place of honor. 17  13:24 So Simon Peter 18  gestured to this disciple 19  to ask Jesus 20  who it was he was referring to. 21  13:25 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved 22  leaned back against Jesuschest and asked him, “Lord, who is it? 13:26 Jesus replied, 23 It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread 24  after I have dipped it in the dish.” 25  Then he dipped the piece of bread in the dish 26  and gave it to Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son. 13:27 And after Judas 27  took the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. 28  Jesus said to him, 29 What you are about to do, do quickly.” 13:28 (Now none of those present at the table 30  understood 31  why Jesus 32  said this to Judas. 33  13:29 Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling him to buy whatever they needed for the feast, 34  or to give something to the poor.) 35  13:30 Judas 36  took the piece of bread and went out immediately. (Now it was night.) 37 

The Prediction of Peter’s Denial

13:31 When 38  Judas 39  had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in him. 13:32 If God is glorified in him, 40  God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him right away. 41  13:33 Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, 42  and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 43 Where I am going you cannot come,’ 44  now I tell you the same. 45 

13:34I give you a new commandment – to love 46  one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 47  13:35 Everyone 48  will know by this that you are my disciples – if you have love for one another.”

13:36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, 49 Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, but you will follow later.” 13:37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you! 50  13:38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? 51  I tell you the solemn truth, 52  the rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times!

Jesus’ Parting Words to His Disciples

14:1Do not let your hearts be distressed. 53  You believe in God; 54  believe also in me. 14:2 There are many dwelling places 55  in my Father’s house. 56  Otherwise, I would have told you, because 57  I am going away to make ready 58  a place for you. 59  14:3 And if I go and make ready 60  a place for you, I will come again and take you 61  to be with me, 62  so that where I am you may be too. 14:4 And you know the way where I am going.” 63 

14:5 Thomas said, 64 Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way? 14:6 Jesus replied, 65 I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 66  No one comes to the Father except through me. 14:7 If you have known me, you will know my Father too. 67  And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”

14:8 Philip said, 68 Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.” 69  14:9 Jesus replied, 70 Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known 71  me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father! How can you say, ‘Show us the Father? 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? 72  The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 73  but the Father residing in me performs 74  his miraculous deeds. 75  14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, but if you do not believe me, 76  believe because of the miraculous deeds 77  themselves. 14:12 I tell you the solemn truth, 78  the person who believes in me will perform 79  the miraculous deeds 80  that I am doing, 81  and will perform 82  greater deeds 83  than these, because I am going to the Father. 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, 84  so that the Father may be glorified 85  in the Son. 14:14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Teaching on the Holy Spirit

14:15If you love me, you will obey 86  my commandments. 87  14:16 Then 88  I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate 89  to be with you forever 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, 90  because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides 91  with you and will be 92  in you.

14:18I will not abandon 93  you as orphans, 94  I will come to you. 95  14:19 In a little while 96  the world will not see me any longer, but you will see me; because I live, you will live too. 14:20 You will know at that time 97  that I am in my Father and you are in me and I am in you. 14:21 The person who has my commandments and obeys 98  them is the one who loves me. 99  The one 100  who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal 101  myself to him.”

14:22Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) 102  said, 103 what has happened that you are going to reveal 104  yourself to us and not to the world? 14:23 Jesus replied, 105 If anyone loves me, he will obey 106  my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 107  14:24 The person who does not love me does not obey 108  my words. And the word 109  you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.

14:25I have spoken these things while staying 110  with you. 14:26 But the Advocate, 111  the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you 112  everything, 113  and will cause you to remember everything 114  I said to you.

14:27Peace I leave with you; 115  my peace I give to you; I do not give it 116  to you as the world does. 117  Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. 118  14:28 You heard me say to you, 119 I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad 120  that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am. 121  14:29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. 122  14:30 I will not speak with you much longer, 123  for the ruler of this world is coming. 124  He has no power over me, 125  14:31 but I am doing just what the Father commanded me, so that the world may know 126  that I love the Father. 127  Get up, let us go from here.” 128 

The Vine and the Branches

15:1I am the true vine 129  and my Father is the gardener. 130  15:2 He takes away 131  every branch that does not bear 132  fruit in me. He 133  prunes 134  every branch that bears 135  fruit so that it will bear more fruit. 15:3 You are clean already 136  because of the word that I have spoken to you. 15:4 Remain 137  in me, and I will remain in you. 138  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, 139  unless it remains 140  in 141  the vine, so neither can you unless you remain 142  in me.

15:5I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains 143  in me – and I in him – bears 144  much fruit, 145  because apart from me you can accomplish 146  nothing. 15:6 If anyone does not remain 147  in me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, 148  and are burned up. 149  15:7 If you remain 150  in me and my words remain 151  in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you. 152  15:8 My Father is honored 153  by this, that 154  you bear 155  much fruit and show that you are 156  my disciples.

15:9Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain 157  in my love. 15:10 If you obey 158  my commandments, you will remain 159  in my love, just as I have obeyed 160  my Father’s commandments and remain 161  in his love. 15:11 I have told you these things 162  so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete. 15:12 My commandment is this – to love one another just as I have loved you. 163  15:13 No one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life 164  for his friends. 15:14 You are my friends 165  if you do what I command you. 15:15 I no longer call you slaves, 166  because the slave does not understand 167  what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything 168  I heard 169  from my Father. 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you 170  and appointed you to go and bear 171  fruit, fruit that remains, 172  so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. 15:17 This 173  I command you – to love one another.

The World’s Hatred

15:18If the world hates you, be aware 174  that it hated me first. 175  15:19 If you belonged to the world, 176  the world would love you as its own. 177  However, because you do not belong to the world, 178  but I chose you out of the world, for this reason 179  the world hates you. 180  15:20 Remember what 181  I told you, ‘A slave 182  is not greater than his master.’ 183  If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed 184  my word, they will obey 185  yours too. 15:21 But they will do all these things to you on account of 186  my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. 187  15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. 188  But they no longer have any excuse for their sin. 15:23 The one who hates me hates my Father too. 15:24 If I had not performed 189  among them the miraculous deeds 190  that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. 191  But now they have seen the deeds 192  and have hated both me and my Father. 193  15:25 Now this happened 194  to fulfill the word that is written in their law, ‘They hated me without reason.’ 195  15:26 When the Advocate 196  comes, whom I will send you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he 197  will testify about me, 15:27 and you also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.

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