The King James Version Bible

John 15:9-17

  1. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

  2. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

  3. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

  4. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

  5. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

  6. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

  7. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

  8. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

  9. These things I command you, that ye love one another.